This manual of dermatology is one of a series of volumes written under the auspices of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council to provide the medical departments of the United States Army and Navy with concise, essential information for use in the field of military medicine. Since diseases of the skin and venereal infections accompanied by cutaneous manifestations comprise 20 per cent of all diseases in the armed forces and are of greater importance in military than in civil life, this compact manual fills an urgent need.
In chapter 3, entitled Diagnosis Based on Distribution, most of the illustrations are good, but figure 7 is confusing, because six common forms of drug eruptions are represented in one figure. Figure 10, illustrating the sites of herpes zoster, is also misleading, because the several neural distributions are all represented in one figure. Chapter 4, dealing with the diagnosis