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August 1957

Lehrbuch der Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(2):274. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550200118034

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The present volume is the seventh, revised, edition of a textbook of dermatology and venereology, which, since its original publication 18 years ago, has enjoyed great popularity among the students in the German language area. It was written for the purpose of offering a concise introduction to the subject, detailed enough to serve the future practitioner as a guide and source of reference.

The plan of presentation is conservative and follows in many ways the classical examples of older European texts. The description of the various entities is clear and is accompanied by a rich selection of excellent clinical photographs. Because of the self-imposed limitations of space, the sections on histology are reduced to a minimum. Yet, characteristically for the author's interest in the history of dermatology, brief historical interludes add color and didactic value to the book.

There is little to which one can take exception. The author, a

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