by John R. T. Reeves and Howard Marbach, 329 pp, with color illustrations, $29.95, Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins, 1986
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Drs Reeves and Marbach have written a basic clinical manual of dermatology using a regional approach that will be a handy primer for students, house officers and, possibly, the general practitioner. The first five sections each describe common dermatoses presenting on the scalp, the face and neck, the genitalia, groin and axillae, the extremities, and the trunk. A separate section discusses tumors and "lumps and marks." Additional sections review diagnostic procedures and recommended therapies. Possibly most helpful to the practitioner is a separate section with patient guides, suitable for reproduction, that explain the most common diseases and treatments in terms understandable to the layman.
Each section on a particular region begins with excellent color reproductions of the most common clinical presentations, which are followed by an outline of the clinical characteristics and modes of therapy. Each point is highlighted by a colorful array of geometric figures (circles, squares, and triangles)
Haas AA. Clinical Dermatology Illustrated: A Regional Approach. Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(6):829. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660300153031