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There have been so many excellent, well-illustrated books written on various phases of dermatology that it hardly seems possible that an atlas like this could make a significant contribution. Yet it does, for it contains 470 well-selected plates, almost all in natural color photography, that are remarkably true and vivid. The illustrations for the most part are of commonly encountered skin diseases, but also included is an excellent group of tuberculous lesions, and another of syphilitic lesions. Accompanying each group of illustrations is a short text in German describing the clinical features and listing the causative factors and treatment measures. The organization of the material is not as systematic as it might be, but in a book of this type it is not too important.
The particular value of this atlas is as a handy, all-in-one-volume, pictorial reference. It is recommended highly, even though it is somewhat expensive—but were it
Atlas der Haut- und Geschlectskrankheiten (Atlas of the Skin and Venereal Diseases). AMA Arch Derm. 1955;72(4):398. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.03730340096021
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