ed 2. By Thomas Butterworth, MD. Price, $3. Pp 94. JB Lippincott Co, East Washington Square, Philadelphia 19105, 1972.
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This book lists more than 335 syndromes that have major or minor dermatologic significance and describes briefly their principal characteristics in approximately 15 words or less. Herein lay both the strength and weakness of the manual. It is easily read but exceedingly short.
The pages are small, the type is large, and there are approximately four to six syndromes listed per page. I would have preferred at least one key reference given, especially for some of the rarer syndromes, but this would have greatly expanded the text without making it either more inclusive or exhaustive.
Nevertheless, this type of book should find a ready market and prove useful to the many practicing physicians who are daily facing the perplexing problems of difficult diagnoses. This text provides a succinct review of the art of "syndromology."
Muller SA. Manual of Dermatologic Syndromes. Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(1):130. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620160094032