The dermatologist is always interested in cosmetics and the publication of a new edition of a standard reference on cosmetics science and technology should be welcome. This first volume provides background material and also leads to the subjects of the subsequent volumes which will be subtitled Vol. II—Cosmetic Materials; Vol. III—Make-Up; and Vol. IV—Miscellaneous Cosmetics. These later volumes are scheduled to appear at six-month intervals.
A listing of the contents of the first volume will indicate the broad coverage of the subject. Chapters are titled as follows: Aerosols; Antibiotics; Cosmetic Colors; Emulsions; The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and the Regulation of Cosmetics; Perfume Creation; Toxicology in Cosmetics; Preservation; Rancidity; Rheology Fundamentals and Applications in Cosmetic Industry, and Incompatibilities.
The physician is likely most interested in cosmetics from the standpoint of possible allergic sensitivity, and from this book he can learn the components of modern cosmetics—colors, perfumes, preservatives, and