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