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January 1963

Das Mikrobielle Ekzem

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(1):139. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590130145024

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This is the second book published by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences that I have had the privilege of reviewing. I am impressed by the physical qualities of the book, by the fine illustrations, and by the extremely modest price—$6.00.

The subject of eczema due to microscopic organisms has been discussed for many years. The authors of this book are reporting the results of many years of experimental and clinical investigations. The question that comes to this reviewer is whether the organisms are the specific cause or whether there is secondary infection. There is every degree of severity and type described in the book, from the mildest, patchy, eczematous areas that have become pustular, to extensive involvement which we call acute infectious eczematoid dermatitis.

There is a very fine bibliography attached which has taken into consideration the literature of the world. The work of Sabouraud, which was done many years

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