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September 1984

Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology

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Salt Lake City

 

by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, Machiel K. Polano, and Dick Suurmond, 412 pp, with illus, $29.95, New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co, 1983.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(9):1244. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650450126038

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Abstract

This 6 × 9 × ¾ -in paperback color atlas-text is designed for the beginning student. It is small enough to carry in a briefcase or pocket for office or hospital rounds, and it contains an abundance of clinical information within its 412 pages. This book is intended to stimulate recall in a checklist-like manner for the dermatologist, while acting as a reference and teaching aid for the general physician or medical student.

The book covers most common skin diseases and many of general medical interest. The beginning of each chapter presents the main features of each disease in outline form under the following headings: epidemiology and etiology, history, characteristic skin lesions, special clinical features, differential diagnosis, dermatopathology, pathophysiology, course and prognosis, and treatment. This is followed by beautiful, 3 × 5-in clinical pictures of cases seen by the second and third authors. These pictures are explained with a short

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