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August 1985

Cutaneous Lymphomas

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Boston

 

by Gunter Burg and Otto Braun-Falco, 542 pp, 82 color illus, 150 black-and-white plates, New York, Springer-Verlag Inc, 1984

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(8):1075. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660080129033

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Abstract

This is a wonderful book of great potential usefulness to the clinician and pathologist alike. The illustrations are superb and on high-quality paper to maximize their value. In some instances, there may actually be too liberal use of color photographs, particularly repetitive histochemistries, adding to the cost of the book. However, the clinical color photographs are of extraordinary quality and value.

Major strengths of the book are its organization and simplicity. Introductory chapters deal with identifying features and distribution of B- and T-lymphocytes, methods of tissue disaggregation, and electron microscopy. Subsequent chapters demonstrate morphology of normal lymphoid cells, enzyme cytochemistry, immunologic markers, patterns of cellular infiltrates, and a comparison of the different classifications of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas that should be of particular value for the nonpathologist. The remaining chapters are presented in order of decreasing frequency of the various types. Later chapters discuss the clinical aspects, morphology, cytochemistry, and immunology of

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