Handbooks in dermatology are encyclopedic in scope. Most such works are from Germany. The well-known Handbook of Jadassohn is the best example. French dermatologists have also compiled such a work. No English handbook has as yet been undertaken. A handbook is an inclusive and detailed type of undertaking. The various authors are chosen because of their particular interest and knowledge of the subject assigned to them. After the book is published they are often quoted as the authority on their particular subject.
The present handbook is of the shorter type, such as Artzt edited some 20 years ago.
The present Volume III, Part I, includes a number of less important subjects, such as electrical current damage to the skin, foreign body reactions, drug reactions, etc., as well as such important subjects as the varicose complex, eczema, light dermatoses, and various phases of allergy.
The chapters are all thoroughly done. The