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December 1955

Psychocutaneous Medicine

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;72(6):598. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.03730360104019

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In this monograph in the series of the American Lectures in Dermatology, Maximilian Obermayer provides not just another book but one which effectively satisfies a dermatologic need of long duration. As stated by the author, one of the main objects of this book is to bring together dermatologic and psychiatric viewpoints, and in achieving his object he has been most successful. Few dermatologists could do this so clearly and soundly. The range of the author's background has peculiarly suited him also for his review and correlation of world-wide literature, his second object being to cover the literature in this field and to clarify the dermatologic and psychiatric interpretations. For these latter purposes the author was assisted by Richard D. Evans, M.D., who is well qualified by a background in pathology, internal medicine, and psychiatry (of the psychoanalytic school). Evans also contributed a clear and excellent chapter on basic psycho

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