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November 1927

Diseases of the Skin.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1927;40(5):742. doi:10.1001/archinte.1927.00130110172020

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It is unfortunate that in the revision of this generally excellent work, a systematic treatise on diseases of the mucous membranes was not included. That would have made it much more helpful to the student and general practitioner for whom it is intended. Other changes are needed such as more adequate description of many important lesions, as syphilitic condylomas. Leukoplakia, for instance, is casually mentioned and pictured with syphilis, leading to the incorrect inference that it is a lesion of that disease. The great importance of the search for Spirochaeta pallida in the diagnosis of primary syphilis is not sufficiently stressed.

On the other hand, the book is well written, largely from the author's own experience, and the illustrations, for the most part original, are excellent. The work of the printer has brought them out to the best advantage. The bibliography is select, and it is gratifying to find that

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