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January 1953

Allergic Pruritus: Its Dermatologic Management.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(1):120-121. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070127018

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This small volume is a collection of essays which were presented as a "Symposium on Itching Dermatoses," at the meeting of the American College of Allergists in St. Louis in 1950. Seven prominent dermatologists have contributed chapters, and, although these are well written and should be of value to dermatologists, the book does not contain much of especial interest to pediatricians, with the exception of Webster's chapter of 12 pages, which treats in detail of the various measures used to relieve itching, and Epstein's chapter of 13 pages on "bacterial eczema," which applies very directly to the treatment of eczema in infants and young children. Any pediatrician who is especially interested in eczema would do well to buy the book and study this chapter.

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