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August 1955

The Therapy of Skin Tuberculosis

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;72(2):208. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.03730320110017

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Tuberculosis of the skin is infrequent enough in the United States that most dermatologists gain their clinical experience with it through clinical meetings and demonstrations. It is difficult to find the patient material upon which to base a study or evaluation of treatment. Our European colleagues have given us a summary of their extensive experience in the treatment of the various forms of skin tuberculosis. The development of various forms of treatment is traced, and the formation of the basic ideas of modern therapy is succinctly stated. Most important, they discuss fully the indications and complications of the old and the newer drugs. Their conservative approach to therapy and evaluation of clinical data should be commended. The translation into English is a little too literal for easy reading, but this is a book that will form a valued part of the practicing dermatologist's library.

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