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March 1966

Teen Skin

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(3):391. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600210127034

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This is a common sense book written in nontechnical terms about acne, dandruff, hand dermatitis, and other common dermatoses. Despite the need for over simplification in a book of this type, one might still question a few of the statements. For example, the author states that acne patients should "throw away" iodized salt unless they live in the Great Lakes area; that alcoholic beverages aggravate acne since they contain considerable amounts of sugarlike substances; and that some cases of hand eczema are due to food allergies.

However, despite these minor criticisms, I would recommend this book to teenage patients.

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