By Mario Monacelli, MD, and Paolo Nazzaro, MD. Price, $56. Pp 1211, with 403 black and white and 94 color illustrations. Casa Editrice/Dr. Francesco Vallardi-Societa Editrice Libraria, Via Cesare De Sesto 15, Milan, Italy, 1967.
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The two volumes are part of a series. So far published are volumes on physiology, microscopic anatomy, pathology, pediatrics, otolaryngology, and internal medicine. The senior author is the head of the dermatologic clinic of the University of Rome, the junior is the head of the centuries old Ospedale San Gallicano of Rome.
The black and white and color illustrations, incorporated in the text, are very good. Most interesting are the hair diagrams of Joe Moretti, the microradiographic picture of Tosti, the electron microscope ones of Puccinelli, the ones on nerve ending of Ormea. I did not expect to see such a good picture of Queyrat of the vulva in black and white, but I expected a poor one of erysipeloid.
The scarcity of references is only apparent. In the text there are 24 footnote-references going from burns to photerdermatoses, biopathology, alopecia areata, industrial dermatoses, psychosomatic dermatoses, pemphigus, psoriasis, acne, nevi,
Ronchese F. Dermatologia e Venereologia, volumes I and II. Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(4):443. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610160117025