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July 1947

An Atlas of the Commoner Skin Diseases

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(1):137. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520070140018

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This atlas is arranged so that all plates occupy entire right hand pages, while brief descriptions of the disease, differential diagnosis and treatment are on the left hand pages. The pages, 9 3/4 inches by 7 inches (24.8 by 17.8 cm.), are large enough to include plates of sufficient size to present properly each disease. The diseases are arranged in alphabetical order, except that some of the less common ones have been placed at the end.

All plates are in natural color and for the most part they are excellent. The arrangement of the subjects, the exclusion of distracting nonessential material from the background and the lighting are, almost without exception, well done. As one might expect, there are a few plates, such as the plate illustrating tinea circinata, that are definitely inferior to the others in the atlas.

The author emphasizes that this is an atlas and that the

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