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May 1991

Clinical Dermatopathology: A Text and Colour Atlas

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Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(5):749. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680040161028

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Clinical Dermatopathology: A Text and Colour Atlas is a short book aimed at medical students, trainees, and general practitioners. The goal of this book is to provide an introduction to commonly occurring skin diseases in the format of an illustrated guide. In fact, the book would be more appropriately subtitled "A Colour Atlas With Text," with an emphasis on atlas. The quality of the color photographs in this atlas is exceptional. In particular, the photomicrographs in the glossary very nicely illustrate a variety of dermatopathologic terms. This book's strongest feature is the clinicopathologic correlation provided by these excellent color photographs. Unfortunately, the print size is quite small and the typographical errors are sufficient to make reading cumbersome. The text does not contain any misconceptions; the facts are portrayed accurately and the issues that remain under debate are presented as such. In addition, the cross-referencing to text and photographs throughout the

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