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October 1947

Modern Dermatology and Syphilology

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(4):558. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520100154030

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The second edition of this useful textbook is larger than its predecessor by one hundred and seventy pages. The material has been brought up to date, and the chapters on dermatologic therapy, pigmentary dermatoses and trophic and deficiency diseases have been amplified. A chapter on tropical diseases has been added. The importance of functional factors in etiology and therapy and the value of viewing dermatoses as processes rather than as morphologic entities are stressed.

Each chapter is introduced by a section on orientation, and the subject matter is presented in lecture rather than in encyclopedic form, which enhances its value to students and general practitioners of medicine.

The chapters on occupational and industrial dermatoses and eruptions due to drugs include useful charts and listings of substances which are important in the production of dermatoses.

The subject of syphilis is covered in two hundred and ten pages and includes chapters on

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