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January 1957

The Year Book of Dermatology and Syphilology (1955-1956 Series)

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Edited by Rudolf L. Baer, M.D., and Victor H. Witten, M.D. Price, $6.50. Pp. 480. The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 200 E. Illinois St., Chicago 11, 1956.

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(1):157. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550130159030

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This reviewer always looks forward to receiving the Year Book, for not only does it compile and select the important dermatological literature; it digests it as well and thus makes "keeping up" relative effortless. The volume for 1955-1956 is the first in 24 years which does not carry the name of Dr. Marion B. Sulzberger as editor. His influence is still apparent, however, because his long-time and capable associates Drs. Rudolph L. Baer and Victor H. Witten, who have assumed the editorial responsibilities for this edition, have followed the well-conceived plan of previous volumes. The abstracts in each section are well correlated; each constitutes a distinct contribution, and as usual many of the most valuable contributions are by the editors in their numerous footnotes of comment, criticisms, suggestions, and cross references. The featured article in this issue concerns ionizing radiation in medicine and it accurately states the case for

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