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September 1954


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1954;70(3):397. doi:10.1001/archderm.1954.01540210137031

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This book is a very good indication of the persistent vitality and dynamism of the old Dermatological School connected with the famous Hôpital Saint-Louis of Paris. The author is a well-known dermatologist, having been a pupil of Gougerot before becoming chief of one of the five dermatological services of that hospital. From his manifold experience in the clinic and in teaching, covering two decades, he was able to draw an abundance of interesting material for this well-balanced, clear, and up-to-date textbook. He omits the preliminary general information about anatomy, chemistry, and physiology, but he covers the entire field of dermatology with the usual clarity of the Gallic mind. His clinical sketches, short historical notes, and brief but adequate histological descriptions are matched only by the most recent therapy, which includes the antibiotics, the steroids, the quinacrine (Atabrine) and chloroquine treatment of discoid lupus erythematosus, etc. The text is, furthermore, interspersed

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