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October 1959

Modern Dermatological Therapy

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(4):513-514. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560220123031

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One of the more popular postgraduate seminars in dermatology in this country is that conducted by the University of California in Los Angeles under the direction of Dr. Thomas Sternberg. Prompted by suggestions from students who attend these courses, the material presented last year by the faculty of some twenty-odd teachers from all over the country has been compiled into this book. There are twenty-six chapters devoted to those areas in which laboratory research and therapeutic changes have been greatest in recent years. Among the subjects presented in detail are adrenocorticosteroid therapy, acne, collagen diseases, psychocutaneous disorders, polymorphous light eruptions, psoriasis, microbiologic problems, and others. Missing as a separate unit was a discourse on topical therapy, a feature which usually distinguishes the dermatologist from others treating skin diseases, but therapy was considered in the various chapters.

Although some of the material inevitably lent itself to a more interesting and

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