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January 1984

Skin: The Human Fabric

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Cincinnati

 

by Doug M. Podolsky and the editors of US News Books, in The Human Body series, 165 pp, with illus, $15.95, Washington, DC, US News Books, 1982.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(1):127. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650370133030

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Abstract

This fascinating and beautiful book is a satisfying companion for all the too few relaxing moments of the dermatologist. The color prints are gorgeous. These range from the added designs on the skin of people worldwide, to the color of the skin produced in the potentially dangerous tanning booths (the hazards of which are not listed directly), to dermatopathology (including histochemistry, transmission electron microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy), to the challenging pictures of the Old Masters. Where in the world have you seen structure and function of the skin described in such phrases as the

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