This is intended to be the first in a series of volumes on current problems in dermatology. It will keep the reader abreast of the latest work in the fields covered. It does this excellently in the present volume, giving a bibliography which covers recent work through 1957. With the exception of the chapters by F. Blank on the isolation and classification of Dermatophytes, that by M. Reuter on necrotizing angiitides, and the one by Dostrovsky, Sagher, and Cohen on pemphigus vulgaris under prolonged massive treatment with corticotropin (ACTH) and steroids, which are in English, all the other chapters are in German. The subjects covered include physiology of the skin, the autonomic nervous system and the skin, various manifestations of allergy, vasculitis, reticuloses, porphyrins, radioactive isotopes, and new drugs. The authors are outstanding in their fields. This first volume can be highly recommended.