ed 7, edited by Anthony N. Domonkos, Harry L. Arnold, Jr, and Richard B. Odom, 1,108 pp, with illus, $58, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1982.
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It is a rare occasion when a reviewer has an opportunity to comment not only on the contents of a book but also on its history as well. George Andrews was a superb teacher possessed of unusual clinical skills and diagnostic acumen, all of which served him well in writing what has been a comprehensive text in dermatology. The idea for this book was suggested by a fellow physician as a project to relieve mental stress and tensions. During subsequent revisions of the book, Dr Domonkos (Andrews' student and later his associate), a most serious and dedicated worker, first jointly, and then as sole author, played a major role in enhancing the quality of the book. It was ironic that, at the time of his greatest accomplishment (publication of the sixth edition), Dr Domonkos first learned of what was to be a fatal illness. This caused his death while he
Wechsler HL. Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(6):448. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650180082029