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January 1954

Classics in Clinical Dermatology with Biographical Sketches

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1954;69(1):132. doi:10.1001/archderm.1954.01540130134023

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It is a pleasure to recommend highly this volume to all dermatologists and to all medical libraries. There is contained within this book a vast amount of information concerning the great men of dermatology, including certain contemporaries. As the title indicates, the original descriptions of many of the dermatologic entities are translated completely or abstracted, together with a short biographical sketch of those physicians describing such entities. While the list is somewhat incomplete, the great majority of dermatologic diseases are included. As far as can be determined, the translations by the present authors of the original articles are accurate but not stilted.

Drs. Shelley and Crissey are to be congratulated for collecting these "classics" for the edification of our specialty and for all physicians. The reviewer notes, as all will who read this book, that in many instances our present-day concept of the entity goes well beyond and does

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