edited by Flarer F, Serri F, and Cotton DWK, $107.70, 1,008 pp, with illus, Excerpta Medica, 1974.
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This is not a textbook of dermatology, as the unwary might suppose from the title; it is the proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Dermatology, held in Padua and Venice, Italy, in May of 1972. It contains all the usual items expected in the transactions of such a Congress, including (but not limited to) a partial list of registrants by countries (my own name, and that of at least one man who presented a paper, Aizic Cotlear of Lima, Peru, were omitted), a table of contents by title according to the categories provided for in the program, an index of authors' names (but not of subjects), and summaries of the presented papers.
These summaries—marvellous to relate—are all in clear, idiomatic English, thanks to the expertise of the staff at Excerpta Medica. So far as I know, this is a "first" for the published transactions of an international congress of
Arnold HL. Dermatology: Proceedings of the 14th International Congress, Padua-Venice, May 22-27, 1972. Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(3):404. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630150124030