by William L. Weston, 361 pp, $19.95, Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1979.
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The experienced dermatologist has a number of excellent complete reference books available to turn to on any aspect of skin disease. However, nondermatologists, who are faced daily with the many skin problems that plague children, have had no satisfactory source of information to help them. Now Dr Weston has answered their prayers with this excellent, relatively small, inexpensive book. He takes the pediatrician or family physician by the hand and leads him carefully through the confusing maze of skin disorders. Dr Weston is able to do this effectively because he is not only the chairman of an excellent Department of Dermatology but is a boardcertified pediatrician and, therefore, is fully aware of the needs of the children's physician in relation to skin disorders.
In the first chapter, "The Structure and Function of the Skin," there is a brief but clear discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the skin, as
Jacobs AH. Practical Pediatric Dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(4):485-486. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640280121036