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June 1986


Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(6):719. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660180127032

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Those who read Dermatotoxicology will find that dermatology is alive and well. On its pages will be information you know, some information you knew and have forgotten, and much information that is new. For the inquisitive, this is a stimulating book, and many ideas abound within its pages.

The first edition of Dermatotoxicology appeared in 1977. Since then, experience with animal welfare groups, the Ames test (for carcinogenicity), new government regulations, the public's concern about toxic wastes, and other broad environmental activities have demanded greater accuracy, quicker results, and less-expensive means of testing. These demands must be balanced against the need for newer, better, and less expensive items produced and used in an environment safer for everyone. These needs have been addressed and updated in the second edition.

The second edition is changed, and, I believe, improved over the first edition by the elimination of the section on the skin

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