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November 1974

Taschenatlas der Haut und Geschlechtskrankheiten für Studium und Praxis

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Springfield, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(5):802. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630110084027

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Kimmig and Jänner of the dermatologic clinic of the University of Hamburg prepared a colored pocket atlas of skin and venereal diseases that is a shortened version of the third edition of Friboes and Schönfeld's atlas of skin and venereal diseases published by the authors in 1966.

This booklet of 219 pages gives in a concise form the clinical manifestations of all common and the majority of less common skin diseases. A few, such as amyloidosis, incontinentia pigmenti, and pemphigus erythematosus, are not mentioned, nor are the newer classifications of ichthyosis and familiar hyperlipidemias.

In the chapter on venereal diseases, syphilis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, gonorrhea, and yaws are described briefly but adequately.

Two hundred sixty-seven color photographs of important dermatoses and 35 of the aforementioned venereal diseases accompany the text. These color illustrations are, on the whole, of good quality. A few, like the illustrations of scarlet fever (Fig 3),

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