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August 1951

Atlas der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten: Geschlechtskrankheiten

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(2):254. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570080138034

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Well aware of the regard for tradition so strong in Austrian medical scientists the authors have produced this monumental volume in memory of Ferdinand von Hebra and the Imperial Austrian Academy of Sciences whose joint effort a hundred years ago resulted in the publication of the famous "Atlas der Hautkrankheiten," now a volume much prized by dermatologic bibliophiles. The new work is devoted entirely to syphilis. For the illustrations, the authors chose water colors by a noted artist rather than photographs because they believed the water colors could be reproduced with greater accuracy. Most of the pictures of the various manifestations, for example, of the roseolas and leukodermas, the extragenital primary lesions and the syphilids of the oral mucous membranes, are quite true to life. The same degree of perfection is not achieved in the depiction of all the pustular syphilids and gummas.

The authors point out in their introduction

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