Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Volume II of this Handbook is an excellent comprehensive collaboration of 58 expert investigators who are authorities in their respective fields. It includes sections dealing with diseases due to animal parasites, allergy, malnutrition, metabolic disturbances and tumors of the skin. There are additional chapters on a small group of miscellaneous dermatoses such as ainhum, and a chapter which briefly reviews the tropical diseases of the skin likely to be encountered by a ship's surgeon. An interesting, clearly written and fairly comprehensive review of the present knowledge of porphyria is included in the book.

Of special interest is the chapter on Clinical and Biochemical Features of the Skin in Malnutrition. The author summarizes in outline form the known facts concerning the biochemistry of the skin and then correlates in so far as it is possible to do so, the changes in the skin which take place in dietary deficiency states.


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