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December 1955

The Prevention of Disease in Everyday Practice

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;72(6):599. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.03730360105021

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The importance of the prevention of disease and particularly of its complications is excellently presented in this timely volume by 47 contributors, each a specialist in a recognized field of medical practice. This 964-page book with 50 well-selected pertinent illustrations embraces the newest concept of medical practice—that prevention of disease is the desired goal and an important aspect of the physician's obligation to society.

The chapter on preventive dermatology by Sulzberger and Witten is, as was to be expected, an excellent practical and detailed consideration of the subject, particularly of the prevention of complications. They discuss preventive measures for contagious and infectious diseases as well as for the noncontagious; preventive measures in industry; prevention of tumors of the skin and of the many common dermatoses. They conclude the chapter with a discussion of the prevention of systemic diseases and diseases of structures other than the skin, through the recognition and

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