The high character of the "Year Book of Dermatology and Syphilology" is maintained in the present volume. The 494 important contributions relating to dermatology and syphilology of the past year have been abstracted from ninety-four journals published in eleven countries. The articles are grouped into fourteen chapters according to subjects, such as mycotic infection, drug eruptions, cancer, syphilis and other venereal diseases, therapy and experimental studies. One of the most valuable features is the personal comment by the authors on 146 of the articles which have been abstracted.
Special attention has been paid to publications relating to the war effort. Seven topics mentioned in the previous edition as being of special interest in wartime have been stressed in the present volume.
An original contribution is given by the authors on the important subject of burns. Other subjects include the treatment of frozen skin and tissue, methods of preventing industrial diseases