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January 1972

Cutaneous Lesions of the Lower Extremities

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Rochester, Minn

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(1):136. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620040094037

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This compact, easily read book is 190 pages long exclusive of the index. It has 135 color illustrations and is divided into 12 chapters which are concise and clinically oriented. While one will argue with the authors on the emphasis that they have given different disorders, their discussions are generally adequate though frequently oversimplified. The references are reasonably up-to-date, but they are few in number and because of the brevity of the book could readily have been expanded to present a more balanced point of view for the reader wishing more information. The quality of the color photos is irregular, being good in a few cases but poor in many others.

Considering the significance of warts and calluses on the feet, I believe these should have been given more extensive treatment. Similar criticism is made for the congenital keratodermas and other inherited disorders which are discussed only scantily. I would

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