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March 1968

Color Atlas of External Manifestations of Disease

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(3):346-347. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610090118024

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This book cannot be recommended for either the student or the practitioner of dermatology. It is of questionable value to medical students, members of other specialties, and general practitioners. There are 450 photographs, two thirds of which are in color, and, unfortunately, only a very small number are of outstanding quality. There are numerous major and innumerable minor criticisms which are readily apparent. It is difficult to visualize how this collection of material might be of significant benefit to any one member of the medical profession. The wide diversity of disorders included decreases the value of the book for those interested in a specific medical discipline and the disorganization, critical omissions, and "horrid" quality of the accompanying text, limit its value to all students of medicine.

There appears to be no sense of organization in the manner in which the material is presented. All subject headings overlap considerably. Some are

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