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August 1984

Safety and Efficacy of Topical Drugs and Cosmetics

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Chicago

 

edited by Albert M. Kligman and James J. Leyden, 411 pp, with illus, $39.50, New York, Grune & Stratton Inc, 1982.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(8):1104-1105. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650440134039

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Abstract

The education of the dermatologist is never ending. To that end, those at every level of dermatologic sophistication with an interest in related subjects should benefit from this book edited by Kligman and Leyden.

The contents of the book reflects the presentations delivered at the First Congress on the Safety and Efficacy of Topical Drugs and Cosmetics held in Philadelphia in October 1981. The information for so small a book is substantial, thought-provoking, and the mortar holding together a great many facts not conveniently assembled elsewhere.

From the stimulating preface through 26 chapters, the book presents a tremendous array of facts and information. These presentations are of interest to those in government, consumers (patients), scientists, physicians, and workers in commercial fields, as their viewpoints all are represented. Reading the book is not only a fact-filled adventure, a point-counterpoint experience, but it also presents a maturing view of decision making, based

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