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April 2, 1955

The Skin: A Clinicopathologic Treatise

JAMA. 1955;157(14):1262. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950310088026

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Abstract

It is a hazardous undertaking for one who is not a dermatologist to write a book on the skin, for, in general, attempts to bridge gaps between specialties produce unsatisfactory results. This book by a general pathologist comes close to being the rare exception to that rule. Designed primarily to stimulate the interest of fellow pathologists in the field of cutaneous diseases and to reduce the barriers between dermatology and other disciplines, it accomplishes its aim admirably by the use of a well-selected group of photographs, a clear concise text, and effective grouping of diseases with special emphasis on points of differential diagnosis. Nearly one-third of the book is devoted to tumors and the remainder includes, along with the common diseases, many rare diseases and syndromes, exanthems, an interesting list of dermatological eponyms, and an excellent chapter on embryology, anatomy, and physiology. The author has omitted minutiae in descriptions and

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