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This volume is essentially a directory of German dermatologists. It lists alphabetically the curriculum vitae not only of all those dermatologists who now practice in the two Germanies (East and West Germany) but also many of those German-trained dermatologists who were forced to migrate and now practice in many foreign lands. It is also interesting to note that a number of the present chairmen and heads of some university dermatology departments are refugees who have returned to Germany. However, most of these are elderly gentlemen; by far the largest number have remained in the countries where they found refuge and where they now occupy prominent places in the art and science of dermatology.
When one compares this volume with its forerunner, ``Das Dermatologen Verzeichnis'' by Erhard Riecke, published in 1929, one can judge more adequately the terrible havoc war and the Nazi philosophy brought to German dermatology.
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