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April 1973

An Introduction to the Diagnostic Histopathology of the Skin

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Rochester, Minn

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(4):639. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620190101038

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Ten years ago there were few books on dermatohistopathology, but in the past years, volumes by Montgomery, Pinkus, Civatte, Helwig, and others have given us quite a choice. Milne's volume is another publication more of personal opinions and lecture notes than a textbook. Fifteen chapters cover genetic, inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic diseases in varying depth. The absence of a bibliography is a major handicap. The fourth chapter is a compilation of terms used in dermatopathology with excellent definitions and illustrations. The chapter on the normal skin suffers from brevity, which undoubtedly led to errors such as Fig 3.34 in which a Vater-Pacini corpuscle is identified as a Meissner corpuscle. Electron micrographs of high quality are found throughout the volume. Indeed, the major feature of this book is the superb quality of the photomicrographs and the excellent eye for illustration that selected them. The section on the Kveim reaction will be

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