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Book and New Media Reviews
December 2004


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Edited by Benjamin Barankin, MD, and David J. Elpern, MD; accessed January 22, 2004.

Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(12):1545. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.12.1545-a

Dermanities, an open-access electronic humanities journal for dermatologists, is a peaceful place on the Web. Designed to entertain, challenge, and heal, it is a slim but carefully wrought literary magazine of the type felicitously found in the corners of bookstores for serious readers.

Some of the pieces are about dermatology, but this is neither a clinical dermatology journal nor solely a compendium of thoughts relevant to dermatology. It is not even necessarily about dermatologists. Instead, Dermanities is aimed at dermatologists and other physicians who embrace life beyond the daily routine. If the Wall Street Journal is for doctors who want to get rich, Dermanities is for doctors who read literature and poetry and appreciate art and film.

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