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Book Review
August 1922


Am J Dis Child. 1922;24(2):178. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1922.04120080085006

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The authors give a brief but comprehensive summary of most of the skin diseases seen during infancy and childhood. Wherever possible, their plan has been to give a description of the skin lesion, followed by a discussion of the symptomatology, the general course of the condition and a differential diagnosis. They add a few words on prognosis and conclude with an outline of the treatment, both general and local, not forgetting to mention prophylaxis, The most important feature for the average physician, however, is the inclusion of numerous colored plates. Each condition described has its accompanying illustration and thus the practitioner is enabled to form a visual conception of the lesion. While it is impossible to duplicate exactly the finer shades of color or the minute details of configuration, still the representations are sufficiently true to life to recall immediately the disease. This volume will prove a valuable addition to

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