April 4, 1942

Xanthoma and Other Dyslipoidoses

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By Fred D. Weidman, M.D., L. Napoleon Boston, M.D., Joseph Stokes, Jr., M.D., Howard W. Schaffer, M.D., Walter Freeman, M.D., and F. W. Sunderman, M.D. [Including Reprinted Articles from the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology, Archives of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Diseases of Children and Archives of Surgery.] Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 195, with illustrations. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1941.

JAMA. 1942;118(14):1262. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830140092035

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In the introduction Weidman knits the thoughts that prompted these papers and their grouping and stresses the significance of "xanthoses and lipoid disturbances, related diffuse conditions and the growth in knowledge which has been so remarkable that nearly every branch of medicine has become involved to a greater or lesser extent by its ramifications: dermatology, internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, pediatrics, otolaryngology, stomatology, physiologic chemistry and pathology." The book contains an index aimed to correlate the biologic phases of xanthoma, particularly the pathologic data, and an article on the pathology of the yellowing dermatoses which is useful from the clinical angle because it will assist in the differential diagnosis of certain of its members from the xanthoma group. This work is recommended to all practitioners in medicine for its excellence and the broad scope of its correlation of xanthoma as a possible manifestation of a medical entity in the skin. The

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