By J. Jadassohn, MD. Vol II, 2, Inflammatory Dermatoses. Edited by G. Miescher and H. Storck. Price, $85.50. Pp 921. Vol III, 1, Noninflammatory Dermatoses. Edited by H. A. Gottron. Price, $96.50. Pp 1,150. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberger Platz 3, Berlin-Wilmersdorf 1, Germany; 175 Fifth Ave, New York 10010, 1963 (vol II, 2) and 1965 (vol III, 1).
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The classification into inflammatory and noninflammatory dermatoses which led, to cite a few examples, to the listings of exfoliative erythroderma, lichen planus, and mycosis fungoides as noninflammatory, and those of epidermolysis bullosa and pemphigus as inflammatory dermatoses, is controversial. Apart from this questionable classification, however, the two volumes can be highly recommended to American dermatologists. The roster of authors is international. Seborrheic dermatitis is discussed (in English) by Paul Gross (with J. T. McCarthy), the bullous and pustular dermatoses, and the deposits of the body's own metabolic products, by Walter F. Lever. Stephan P. Brunauer is (with Sulzberger and March) the co-author of the chapter on the Sulzberger-Garbe disease. Gross, Lever, and Brunauer had their dermatological training in Europe before becoming acquainted with American dermatology, and with their contributions we are getting the best of two worlds. Sulzberger, one of the two original describers of the Sulzberger-Garbe disease, is co-author
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