by Phillip H. McKee, 678 pp, with color and black-and-white illus, $275, Philadelphia, Pa: JB Lippincott; 1989.
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This is a well-constructed and impressive book. It approximates what book collectors would term a median folio edition. It has deep-blue laminate boards and spine, sewn binding, 678 pages, and in excess of 2000 color and black-and-white clinical photographs and photomicrographs. All-in-all, this is a skillfully assembled product of the bookcrafter's art.
Chapters are roughly structured around nosological, histomorphological, or etiological disease groups. I found several chapters particularly commendable. Chapter 16, which describes tumors of the dermis and subcutaneous fat, is, in my estimation, the most proficient discussion of tumors of soft tissues in a current English-language dermatopathologic text. Chapter 17, which discusses cutaneous metastases, presents material often poorly covered or neglected in dermatopathologic texts. Chapter 5, with its excellent clinical photographs and photomicrographs, was particularly instructive in its presentation of vascular diseases such as polyarteritis nodosa, allergic granulomatosis with angiitis, and Wegener's granulomatosis.
This book compares favorably with existing
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