This volume is a concise but detailed work dealing with diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dermatoses.
Pages 5 to 38 include general considerations of primary and secondary lesions. On pages 39 to 142 the monomorphous diseases are considered, and on pages 143 to 197 the polymorphous diseases are dealt with. Diseases of the scalp occupy pages 198 to 207, diseases of the nails 207 to 210 and diseases of the mucous membranes 210 to 222.
The difficulties in the physical diagnosis of dermatoses make the work of less value to the practitioner who has had no special training in dermatology. This defect could have been partially remedied by photographic illustrations of various primary and secondary lesions. Since dermatologic diagnosis is governed largely by visual impressions, lack of illustrations is a serious fault. The text, however, is valuable in connection with advanced training of persons already founded in fundamental diagnosis.