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These authors, having already succeeded in giving the student and practitioner of medicine a most complete text in dermatology, are again successful in offering this shorter, less expensive "manual." Their new book is not a mere condensation of the larger model, nor is it an oversimplification of contemporary dermatology. The authors clearly state their goals for this new volume in the Preface:
"To summarize . . . the chief useful facts regarding the diagnosis, prevention and cure of the diseases affecting the skin which are encountered frequently in daily practice. . . . To summarize those principles of physiology, chemistry and anatomy which are most useful in promoting an understanding of the genesis of dermatologic disease. To emphasize . . . those changes in the skin which may be representative of systemic disease. To hew to the line of as forthright and simple a terminology as possible. . . . To assess the true usefulness and the hazards . . . of treatment. . . . To indicate
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