edited by Joseph C. Alper, 256 pp, with illus, $74, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1987.
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While flying to Durham, NC, for a colloquium celebrating J. Lamar Callaway's 50 years at Duke Medical Center, I took this volume on Genodermatoses on the plane. It is an appropriate size for traveling and reading. My Fitzpatrick, an excellent source on genodermatoses, is far too large to carry to read on a plane and getting my computer connected to MEDLINE, even with an optical disk, is unsuitable during a short flight. I found many features excellent and to be highly recommended. The book is upto-date with its biochemistry and molecular biology, but is not overwhelming to the nonbiochemist. All of us who deal with genetic problems of the skin will want this compact text.
The general chapters that begin the text are especially good. They are then followed by chapters in which diseases are grouped according to tissue involved, pathophysiology, or other common features.
There is an introductory chapter
Goldsmith LA. Dermatologic Clinics, vol 5, Genodermatoses. Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(4):603-604. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670040085035