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This pocket-sized photographic atlas is directed to both novice and expert. Above all, its purpose is to show what skin diseases look like. Often, after reading a standard text, the physician is still unable to recognize dermatosis when he sees it in the living patient. This atlas attempts to aid this situation by presenting 302 color photographs with accompanying brief, concise, pertinent descriptions.
The authors believe that important advances in the technology of color photography and color printing processes have made it possible to present a group of photographs "extraordinarily faithful to the living state." By and large, they have done a good job at a reasonable price, considering the magnitude of the task. The quality of the photographs is the key to the value of any atlas, and the majority of these pictures are excellent. The surprising thing is that the poorest pictures are not of the rarest diseases,
Engel ML. Pocket Color Atlas of Dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(4):573. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630280083050