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From the point of view of the pediatrician or the general practitioner this work should be an extremely valuable one. Less voluminous and less comprehensive than the standard treatises on dermatology, it still covers adequately virtually all cutaneous disorders that the nondermatologist is called on to diagnose and treat. Furthermore, its approach is completely practical, and the book can easily be followed as a guide in both diagnosis and therapy by one who has not had special training in dermatology, at the same time pointing out those instances in which specialized care is essential.
At the beginning of the book is an "Index to Preliminary Diagnosis." Once the nature of the primary lesion or lesions in a given case has been determined, reference to this index will indicate to the observer the disorders to be considered and where in the book specific information about them is to be found. The
Common Skin Diseases.. Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(1):179–180. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020186018