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March 1988

Models in Dermatology 1987

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edited by H. I. Maibach and N. J. Lowe, 203 pp, with illus, New York, S Karger AG, 1987.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(3):454. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670030106035

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Maibach and Lowe have published yet another volume of Models in Dermatology. Models in Dermatology 1987 is volume 3 in the series. The book consists of 24 chapters written by 48 contributors, and is a brief 190 pages in length. Topics covered include: cell biology, dermatopharmacology, dermatotoxicology, metabolic disorders, percutaneous penetration, immunology, microbiology, and wound healing, and more animal models of human disease. The book contains a cumulative table of contents covering volumes 1 through 3, and promises future volumes.

The chapters in this volume range from being interesting and informative to being almost devoid of useful information. Examples of the former include chapters devoted to animal models of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, the stumptailed macaque as a model of male-pattern baldness, and scabies in the pig as a model of human scabies. An example of the latter is a 1½-page chapter on human dermabrasion as a wound healing model. Some of

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