by F. Grimalt and C. Romaguera, 549 pp, Barcelona, Spain, Editorial Fontalva, 1980.
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The Archives, although published in English, is read internationally. We do not routinely review books in all languages. Nevertheless, this particular book will be of such value to our Spanish readers that we wish to review it here.
Grimalt and Romaguera have taken a complex literature (the entire field of clinical allergic and irritant contact dermatitis) and summarized the information of greatest relevance to the practicing physician. This field is rapidly expanding. However, up until now, only one major textbook in English, the classic by A. A. Fisher, has been available.
In this new volume, Grimalt and Romaguera have succeeded in summarizing and presenting well both the practical material and a great deal of the research material pertaining to contact dermatitis. The book is organized in such a way as to be of great practical value to the practicing physician. The table of contents and index provide easy access
Maibach H. Dermatitis de Contacto. Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(10):1202. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640340112031