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Book and New Media Review
January 2001

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases With Histopathologic Correlation

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by A. Bernard Ackerman, Helmut Kerl, Jorge Sanchez, et al, 662 pp,with 2500 color illus, $125, ISBN 1-893357-10-4, New York, NY, Ardor ScribendiLtd, 2000.

Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(1):104. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-137-1-dbk0014

A. Bernard Ackerman and his international coauthors have presented uswith a superb source for teaching the specialty of dermatology and for expandingthe practitioner's clinical horizons. Whereas many atlases of dermatologyare oriented toward a more generalist practitioner, this atlas will be ofparticular value to the dermatologic specialist, although all practitionerswould benefit by having it in their personal library.

The preface outlines the authors' 10 reasons for producing this volume,starting off by referring to Robert Willan's original dermatologic text, writtenmore than 200 years ago, and emphasizing the value of photographs as teachingelements in dermatology. Throughout the text, the emphasis is on clinicaldermatology: the authors state

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