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June 1983

Photosensitivity Diseases: Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment

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Indianapolis

 

by Leonard C. Barber, MD, and David R. Bickers, MD, 372 pp, with illus, $55, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1981.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(6):536. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650300090025

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Abstract

This book will deservedly find its way to the bookshelf of many dermatologists. Residents will become familiar with it during their training period and will continue to use it as a reference text in their practice years.

Photomedicine has developed into a key subarea of dermatology with few physicians outside the field having any familiarity with the subject. It requires a thorough knowledge of the associated clinical manifestations and the underlying basic science precepts. This book is written with the reader in mind and makes special attempts to help him/her learn the material. Overall, with some reasonable concentration, the book can be used as a text and it can be assured that a solid understanding of the field can be developed.

There is a basic science section in which the principles of photobiology are discussed. This is followed by a section on phototherapy. The third section is comprised of individual

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