May 1971

Atlas de Dermatologie Pediatrique

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn


By G. W. Korting, Direkter der Hautklinik der Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz. Price, $23.58. Pp 232, with 398 illustrations. Masson & Cie, Editeurs, 120, boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris VIe, 1969.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(5):572. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000170106041

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Skin diseases of children are diverse and often individually unique. They are handled primarily by pediatricians and general practitioners who, though presented with some of the most challenging problems in dermatology, are sometimes lacking in clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of such conditions. To supplement this experience, there is a need for an atlas devoted to pediatric dermatology. The atlas by Korting fills this need. The author, from his vast clinical experience, has accumulated a remarkable collection of photographs covering the full range of dermatology from the common exanthems to rare congenital malformations. His photographs are of excellent quality, numerous (398), and, with the exception of 8, in color. Their arrangement is well organized, their text accurate and succinct. Representative lesions are judiciously selected to demonstrate the most characteristic features of pediatric dermatoses. The only shortcoming is that some of the photographs are too small to convey the

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