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"The Handbook of Skin Diseases" is unusual in a number of respects. It completely lacks illustrations and the descriptions of the morphology of lesions are minimal. The clinical and pathological features of skin lesions are outlined briefly and therapy is scantily discussed. For these reasons it is not recommended as a teaching text.
It contains, however, certain admirable features. The chapter on the "General Principles of Therapy" is very helpful. The alphabetical listing of the diseases is useful to the trained practitioner who desires a quick short reference to a special dermatosis. The interpretation of the etymology of the names
Handbook of Skin Diseases: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. 1941;14:2318. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-12-2318_2
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