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Book and New Media Reviews
October 2002

Ackerman's Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology, and Dermatopathology, 2nd Vol

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MURADALAMMD

 

by A. Bernard Ackerman and Joan M. Mones, 441 pp, ISBN 1-893357-06-6, New York, NY, Ardor Scribendi Ltd, 2001.

Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(10):1387-1388. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.10.1387

This book contains 100 chapters, each consisting of a quandary that Dr Ackerman and his collaborators try to resolve. It does not include illustrations, and is 441 pages. The reading is fluid and pleasant since the subjects chosen for the book are classics of dermatopathology (ie, what one would call the "nuts and bolts" of the specialty). Although it would appear that this book is intended to clarify ideas at an early stage of training in the specialty, it is the seasoned dermatopathologist who will derive more benefit from reading the book. Each subject/chapter is first presented in a historical context based on the original articles that described the entity. The second part of each chapter includes the criticism that motivated the inclusion of that subject in the book (ie, the "quandary"). The criticism can be based on terminology, clarification of the concept of the entity itself, or teleological concepts in pathology and dermatopathology.

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