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June 1968

Histopathologie Cutanée—Skin Pathology

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By Jean Civatte, Professeur agrégé à la Faculté de Medecine de Paris, Medecin des Hôpitaux. Price, not given. Pp 291, with 89 illustrations. Editions Médicales Flammarion, 20 rue de Vaugirard, Paris VIe, France, 1967.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(6):740. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610120130024

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This excellent textbook of skin pathology is really an advance chapter of the new Treatise of Pathological Anatomy that is being published by Flammarion, and a special service to dermatologists with the compliments of the editor and director of the Treatise. Dr. Civatte stresses the clinicopathological correlation. His classification of skin diseases tries to reconcile the predominant histological features with the elementary clinical lesion. This approach is very helpful in most cases, but not quite successful in some dermatoses, which are difficult to classify under all circumstances. The tumors have been grouped according to their epithelial or mesenchymal origin. There are separate chapters on lymphomas, on tumors of neural origin and on tumors of melanocytic origin. The most peculiar lesions of the scalp and those of the mucous membranes take two more chapters. The book is clear and didactic, the quality of the illustrations is excellent, and the combination of

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