by Alvin E. Friedman-Kien, 155 pp, with illus, $39.95, Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders Co; 1989.
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The Color Atlas of AIDS is an excellent pictorial guide to the skin manifestations of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Dr Friedman-Kien, a dermatologist and microbiologist who, with his colleagues in 1981, first observed an unusual frequency of a variant of Kaposi's sarcoma in young homosexual men and thus helped to first categorize the AIDS epidemic, is considered one of the foremost authorities on the subject. With the help of several of his colleagues in dermatology, infectious disease, and pathology, he has produced an atlas of skin manifestations of AIDS that will be of assistance to any physicians dealing with patients with AIDS.
This atlas is not simply a compilation of photographs with descriptive legends. Rather, it is a primer on the skin manifestations of AIDS. In each chapter there is a brief but informative text that accompanies the photographs. The book is divided into seven chapters. The
Dover JS. Color Atlas of AIDS. Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(6):857-858. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670180129029