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March 1950

Compendio de dermatosifilografia

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(3):536-537. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530100180036

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This book is the most practical and up-to-date work on dermatology published in Spanish. It is an excellent, concise and clear presentation of the subject of cutaneous medicine for students and practitioners. There are very few references in the text, a fact which increases readability, but there is a complete list of the books and journals consulted.

The authors have divided the book into thirty-five chapters. They have placed special emphasis on the common dermatoses, and many details of diagnosis and treatment are mentioned.

Some experts may disagree with the recommendation of four years' treatment for late syphilis. Others may find that penicillin is given only a secondary role in the treatment of syphilis, but in general the concepts expressed are those at present agreed on by most syphilotherapists.

The chapter on leprosy is comprehensive and up-to-date. The newly accepted official South American classification is followed, and details on diagnosis,

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