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July 1947

Skin Diseases in Children.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(1):110. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010117012

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This is the second edition of this popular text on cutaneous diseases of children. Soon after the first edition was published, it was reprinted in England, and in 1940 it was translated into Spanish and published in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. The book is written essentially for the general practitioner, and should be appreciated by the busy pediatrician.

While there are a number of cutaneous diseases peculiar only to infancy and childhood many of the adult dermatoses begin in early life. In this book there has been no attempt at scientific classification, and the various diseases are grouped partly on the basis of etiology, partly on the basis of pathology and partly on the basis of clinical similarity.

Every cutaneous disease peculiar to childhood is described, and, while in some cases the text is short, it is concise and embodies all the characteristic points of the disease. There is no

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