As the material in this manual is designed for the use of medical officers, the text concerns itself only with the management of the dermatoses commonly encountered in the armed forces. Consideration is not given, to rare or obscure dermatoses or to those affecting particularly women, children or the aged.
The authors have designed a textbook which will be most useful for the diagnosis and treatment of the vast majority of the cutaneous disorders encountered. The early chapters cover the general considerations of diagnosis, with due emphasis on the history and the clinical findings with regard to primary and secondary lesions and the distribution of the lesions. Then follows a chapter which deals with the sites commonly involved in a number of dermatoses. This material is presented chiefly by means of fourteen full page illustrations which demonstrate graphically the topographic tendencies of some sixteen dermatoses and twenty-seven types of involvement