edited by J. H. Saurat, 516 pp, with illus, $97.50, New York, S Karger AG, 1985.
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Keeping abreast of the burgeoning literature on retinoids is a difficult task for the dermatology resident and dermatologist. This excellent text contains 64 papers presented at the Retinoid Symposium held in Geneva from Sept 20 to Sept 22, 1984. The value of this book lies in the quality of the papers presented, the range of topics discussed, and the international spectrum of its authors. Approximately half of the papers presented are from the United States. Most of the remainder are from Europe, including Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Germany, England, France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, and Hungary. Also included are articles from Japan and Israel.
This text is quite comprehensive and is most useful as a reference text rather than a book to be read cover to cover. It is divided into seven sections, including "General Biology of Retinoids," "Mechanisms of Anticarcinogenic Effects," "Mechanism of Action in the Skin," "New Drugs
Arbabi L. Retinoids: New Trends in Research and Therapy. Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(5):600. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660170130039