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May 1965

Concise Medical Textbooks—Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 1965;91(5):572. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600110158027

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In a review of this textbook, it should be stated that the format and content of the book are excellent. The introduction including the physiology and anatomy of the skin is brief but good. One of the most commendable aspects is the fact that it is by far the cheapest textbook which has been published to date.

The section dealing with fungus infections of the skin will find a divergence of opinion in regard to the mycotic infections of the external auditory canal and the efficacy of griseofulvin for the treatment thereof.

There are several features which detract from what is otherwise a good textbook for a beginner. First, the print is much smaller than that to which medical students in the United States are accustomed. Second, the book lacks eye appeal with the absence of photographs, and I am of the opinion that these are extremely necessary, for the

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