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October 1949

Symposium on Diseases of the Skin. The Medical Clinics of North America.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(4):661. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230040140010

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This volume comprises a symposium on diseases of the skin, the contributors, with the exception of Drs. O'Leary, Curtis, Grekin and Duncan, being dermatologists residing in Chicago.

Subject matter was evidently chosen because of special interest in certain fields on the part of the various well known contributors. In general, each author discusses his problem from the standpoint of clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, etiology, differential diagnosis and treatment. Actual case reports and illustrations are included in many of the papers.

Dr. Becker presents a clear and logical interpretation of neurodermatitis and pruritus. Dr. O'Leary's discussion of dermatomyositis is especially interesting from the standpoint of differential diagnosis. Drs. Curtis and Grekin review the problem of sarcoidosis and include an informative paragraph on involvement of the eye. Drs. Rothman and Walker discuss the salient features of both diffuse and localized scleroderma. Dr. Senear gives a short but lucid interpretation of dermatitis exfoliativa,

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