ed 2. By Patrick Hall-Smith, MD; Robert J Cairns, MB, BS; RLB Beare, MB, BS. Price, $18.50. Pp 374, with numerous illustrations. Publisher: Grune & Stratton Inc, 111 Fifth Ave, New York 10003, 1973.
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This is a pleasant, small volume of 374 pages, giving clinical summaries of most of the diseases encountered in dermatologic practice. A simple one- or two-line histopathologic comment accompanies each clinical description. The differential diagnoses are complete and the treatment section is succinct and practical. The book is not burdened with references or with long etiologic discussions. The diagnostic procedures are outlined briefly. The clinical manifestations of a given disease are stated in a definitive manner from the authors' point of view.
This is a volume that can be read quickly and comfortably, with the reader assimilating the new ideas put forth by the authors in an organized fashion and scarcely missing the omissions necessitated by the brevity of the format chosen. I believe the medical student during his clerkship might find this a very comfortable introduction to dermatology. Residents in dermatology may find little use for the book, but
Dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(1):113. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630010077041