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March 1950


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(3):537. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530100181037

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This book is an excellent German translation of the famous French book ``Précis de dermatologie.'' The fifth edition was written by A. Civatte.

In the introduction the morphology of cutaneous lesions is described. In the first half of the book the descriptions of various diseases of the skin are arranged according to the prominent morphologic characteristics of the dermatoses. In the last half the descriptions are arranged according to etiologic factors. A small section on therapy is included at the end of the book.

The description of each disease includes discussion of etiology, morphology, histopathology, various diagnostic signs and therapy. The problems of differential diagnosis are briefly considered and often not mentioned. The references are infrequent, usually brief and often omitted.

The book is well bound; the print is easily readable, and the paper is of good quality. The pictures, which are black and white, are identical with those of

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