edited by Alfred W. Kopf, Robert S. Bart, and Rafael Andrade, 304 pp, 911 illus, $75, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1978.
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Students of dermatology at all levels of training and dermatologists in practice need a considerable reservoir of clinical photographs at their fingertips to evaluate accurately lesions they see as well as for student/ patient instruction. Standard texts usually have space for only a few illustrations of clinical entities, and if one is included, it is usually a black-and-white photograph. For this reason, it is very helpful to have a single, easy-to-use source in color that depicts most types of benign and malignant cutaneous tumors and, in some instances, several variants of the same tumor.
This atlas consists of illustrations culled from 45,000 photographs taken of tumors seen since 1955 by the Oncology Section of the Skin and Cancer Unit, New York University Medical Center. The photographs are arranged alphabetically and the book has an index that is complete and comprehensive. The written text consists of two- to four-lined descriptions of
Swinyer LJ. Atlas of Tumors of the Skin. Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(6):782. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010060062041