Howard T. Behrman, M.D. Dermatologic Clues to Internal Disease

Grune & Stratton, New York. $5.00

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In this one hundred and sixty-five page book with its one hundred and eighteen illustrations Dr. Howard T. Behrman of New York University College of Medicine presents in picture and word summary form the salient features of outstanding dermatologic manifestations, together with the underlying internal disease which forms the background of each. Published by Grune & Stratton, this small volume is appropriately titled.

That pathologic changes of the skin are often manifestations of underlying systemic disease is by no means a new concept, but is nevertheless a fact which needs further emphasis. An approach to diseases of internal medicine through their manifestations in the skin has practical significance, of course, for such superficial changes not infrequently are the chief complaint of the patient and are his reason for consulting the physician.

By thumbing through this book, observing the clear, graphic plates and trying to identify the disease which each represents, the physician may well test his personal knowledge.