Samuel Weinberg, MD, Morris Leider, MD, Lewis Shapiro, MD, 246 pp, 773 illus, $42.50, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1975.
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This book contains 773 color photographs of clinical conditions and histological sections and approximately 70,000 words of text. In addition, Dr Leider presents a brief section on the elements of dermatology, and Dr Shapiro outlines a few basic principles of the microscopical anatomy of the skin.
The authors divided their subjects into 20 sections on related conditions, based on etiological, morphological, pathogenetic, and developmental similarities. I was particularly impressed by the format the authors used to present their material. Each clinical condition portrayed is allotted a brief, concise, and precise paragraph of accompanying text; many of these paragraphs are supplemented with excellent histopathological photomicrographs and descriptions. Combining the three features of clinical photography, text, and histopathological material affords the reader a good deal more basic knowledge for further in-depth investigation.
The clinical spectrum covered in this book is vast, including extensive representation of common conditions and reasonable inclusion of rare
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