by Irwin M. Braverman, ed 2; 965 pp, 735 illus, $75, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1981.
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Distinguished by clarity, scholarship, and excellent photographs, this explanation of complex cutaneous signs is a first-choice textbook for internists, dermatologists, and others concerned with systemic disorders that involve the skin. Readers not acquainted with Braverman's first edition need to know that his book does not concern eczema, warts, impetigo, and such skin disorders, but it does concern metastatic cancer, carcinogenesis, dysproteinemias, all the new connective tissue diseases, hidden infections, the histocytoses, gastroenterological syndromes, necrotizing vasculitis, sarcoidosis, endocrine diseases, and much more. The second edition has been enlarged and improved over the first, reflecting the growing expertise and maturity of the author.
The sections on endocrine and pigmentary disorders are especially well discussed, in part because these are of particular interest to the faculty at Yale University. Braverman's own special interest in the collagen-vascular-rheumatoid cluster of diseases is demonstrated in his well-documented chapter, which includes his own analysis of some new
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