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November 1984

Fundamentals of Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(11):1528. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650470134035

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"Lehrbuch der Hautkrankheiten und venerischen Infektionen" (Textbook on skin diseases and venereal infections), coauthored by Professor Theodor Nasemann, director of the skin clinic of the University of Hamburg and Privatdozent Wolfhard Sauerbrey of Munich, was published as a fourth edition in 1981. Walter C. H. Burgdorf now presents a revised translation of this German book and entitles it Fundamentals of Dermatology. Dr Burgdorf's military service with the US army in West Germany and a half year spent as a guest physician at the skin clinic in Frankfurt, of which Nasemann was a director at that time, familiarized him with German dermatologic concepts and qualified him for this task. In this version Burgdorf omits the chapters on male infertility and proctology and adds chapters on tropical dermatology and cutaneous surgery. Throughout the book, dermatologic therapy is adapted to American practice. To enlarge the scope of treatment for the various skin conditions,

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