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July 1957

Lehrbuch der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(1):154-155. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550190158041

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The author of this text is professor of dermatology at the University of Basel and one of the most respected personalities among European dermatologists. Among other things, he is responsible for the high standards of the Swiss periodical Dermatologica, a multilingual publication, equally excellent in its original contributions and review compartments.

The present book is a completely rewritten new edition of a text originally published in 1951. It reflects the tradition of the old French and German schools with their acute awareness of morphological minutiae and extreme refinement in observing and describing them. For instance, seven distinct varieties of lichen planus (among them the "syndrome of Lassueur-Graham Little") are described. With the author's great reliance on distinct morphological characteristics of different entities, less emphasis is placed on history taking and on laboratory findings than is the case in this country. For instance, in the short chapters on subacute

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