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March 1928

Diseases of the Skin.

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By Henry H. Hazen. Price, $10. Pp. 572, with 248 illustrations, including 2 color plates. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1927.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;41(3):449-450. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130150156013

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The medical student and practitioner will find in this conveniently sized work, accurate, concise, useful information regarding the more common dermatologic subjects. Dermatoses of the negro are given special consideration, making the text valuable to those who have occasion to treat colored patients.

Preliminary consideration is given to anatomy and physiology, etiology, symptomatology, pathology, diagnosis and general aspects of therapy. Among the more timely chapters are those on general hygiene of the skin, emotional nervous disorders, carcinoma, and the public health aspects of syphilis. Actinotherapy and diathermy are given attention. Microscopic observations of the more common dermatoses are briefly presented throughout.

The author avoids discussion of the relative merits of the terms "eczema" and "dermatitis," and employs only the latter. He forsakes the dermatologists' heritage of "objective examination" by recommending history taking before examination.

Owing to the size of the book, little space is devoted to antisyphilitic therapy. This phase

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