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January 1962

Dermatology: Diagnosis and Treatment

Arch Dermatol. 1962;85(1):161. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590010167026

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The revised edition of this popular book presents a compendium of dermatologic disorders and their treatment and is aimed chiefly at the general practitioner and the medical student. It deals in detail with common skin diseases and emphasizes, by charts and diagrams, tricks in diagnosis. A great deal of attention is given to the finer points of dermatologic therapy. Sixty-five pages are devoted to the subject of the eczemas, 21 to urticaria, 27 to the acneiform diseases, 50 to the fungus infections, and 35 to psoriasis and seborrhea.

Some of the discussions are quite extended and are apt to be confusing to the untrained; in fact, they emphasize the intense preoccupation of modern dermatology with methods of therapy, old and new. For example, there are 5 pages devoted to the management of dermatitis herpetiformis alone. Table 2 covers another 5 pages and includes a list of proprietary corticosteroid preparations currently

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