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Dermatopathology, a compendium of review articles on a variety of subjects, exemplifies the major problem with the modern multiauthored text. There is chapter-by-chapter variability in focus, scope, and purpose. Spelling errors abound and, detract from the book's readability.
Contained in the book is the apt statement that "many radical changes have recently occurred in dermatopathology." This treatise is intended to "be of interest to histopathologists and dermatologists who, often together, are responsible for the provision of clinical care in this demanding field." This admirable goal is reached in several of the reviews but not in others.
Dr W. Sterry is to be congratulated on his outstanding review of mycosis fungoides. The most useful chapter of the text, it offers the reader an exhaustive yet readable portrayal of this enigmatic disease. The author provides an appropriate blend of basic science, clinical orientation, histopathology, and therapeutics, which is of direct use to
Heymann WR. Dermatopathology. Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(1):107-108. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660130111040