Recent Literature A Treatise on Common Forms of Functional Nervous Diseases . By L. Putzel, M. D., etc. New York: William Wood & Co. 1880. pp. 249

1880 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Bulkley has done good service in making his Health Primer a dictionary in matters pertaining to dermatology, the popular names bestowed by the laity upon diseases of the skin being as a rule as unintelligible to educated physicians as the scientific terms are to the general public. The book contains four chapters : upon (1) anatomy and physiology of the skin ; (2) care of the skin in health ; (3) diseases of the skin ; (4) diet and hygiene in diseases of the skin, -and a particularly valuable
more » ... d compendious index. The first chapter is of course, compilation, but is well arranged, simple, and not too scientific. The second chapter treats of baths, soaps, and cosmetics. It is the chapter which should be read by every one, as it
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