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Kaspar Züricher, an internist from Bern, Switzerland, and Alfred Krebs, chairman of the Department of Dermatology of the University of Bern, are the authors of Hautnebenwirkungen Interner Anzneimittel (Cutaneous Side Effects of Systemic Drugs). Parts of this comprehensive treatise appeared previously in Dermatologica and were completely revised in 1979 for inclusion in the present edition of this publication.
In the English summary at the beginning of this book, the authors point out that drug-induced diseases are common because of today's widespread use of medications, and that the skin, because of its frequent reactivity and ready access to the examiner, is the perfect organ in which to observe the drug-induced symptoms. About every 20th drug-treated patient and at least every 50th dermatologic patient suffer from complications of drug therapy.
The literature sources for this reference work stem from pertinent books as well as from Anglo-Saxon and European (mostly dermatologic) journals.
Hollander A. Hautnebenwirkungen Interner Anzneimittel. Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(12):817-818. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650120063030