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November 1961

Dermatologie und Venerologie

Arch Dermatol. 1961;84(5):888. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580170182031

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This volume deals with anatomy, physiology, and allied subjects. It has been very carefully edited, and, in my opinion, each author has made a tremendous effort to present material in a concentrated form

The first portion is devoted to history, and in it there are many references which were extremely interesting to me. I think this is as good a short review of historical facts in dermatology as one can read.

The portion on anatomy is written by Dr. E. Horstmann and covers the embryology and specific information about the anatomical constituents of the epidermis.

The nervous system of the skin, written by Kantner of Heidelberg, is a brief but thorough resume.

The general physiology of the skin is by Goepfert and is a condensed presentation with particular stress on the physical properties of the skin.

Several of the chapters following may also be looked upon as part of the

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