By Irwin M. Braverman, MD. Price, $29.50. Pp 448, with 281 black and white and 192 color illustrations. WB Saunders Co, W Washington Square, Philadelphia 19105, 1970.
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Dr. Braverman has written a superior text. Even a glowing review would not do full justice to the most comprehensive consideration of the cutaneous manifestations of internal disease to ever appear. He skillfully intertwines his own experience and illustrative patients with that reported in the literature. The black and white photos are numerous (281) and sufficiently large (usually one-half page) to be of significant value. The color plates are exceptionally good for a text although the pink and light-red tones are exaggerated. References are not intended to be exhaustive but are well-selected. Cross-indexing is far above average.
There are few clinical texts available today which will have the impact of this one. For every dermatologist who wishes to be an astute clinician of internal disease as it manifests its features on the skin this book is required for both casual perusal and intensive study.
Sams WM. Skin Signs of Systemic Disease. Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(1):114. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000130116028