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October 1957

Sequeira's Diseases of the Skin

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(4):535. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550220143025

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This sixth edition of Sequeira's text by Ingram and Brain appears after an interval of 10 years following the fifth edition in 1947. The text has been expanded to 843 pages, an increase of only 61 pages, which is quite conservative considering the advances that have been made in fundamental and clinical fields within the past decade. The text follows a traditional pattern of classification of anatomy functions and diseases of the skin. In addition to conventional subjects there are many references to exotic and tropical diseases, which reflect the influence of Sequeira, who spent the last 20 years of his life in Africa.

The sixth edition has been subjected to considerable rearrangement; many chapters have been completely rewritten and brought up to date. Only occasional references are given, chiefly British, but these are quite pertinent for the most part.

The common diseases of the skin—eczema, psoriasis, the bullous eruptions,

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