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June 1991

Clinical Dermatology: A Color Guide to Diagnosis and Therapy

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Boston, Mass

 

ed 2, by Thomas P. Habif, 756 pp, 875 illus, St Louis, Mo, CV Mosby Co, 1990

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(6):926-927. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680050172032

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Abstract

This first revision of a popular text comes 5 years after publication of the first edition. The book is intended to educate and aid medical students, interns, residents, and practicing physicians who see patients with dermatologic problems. The author suggests that experienced dermatologists will find the book useful as a practical compendium of therapies and as a source for illustrating diseases to patients. The book consists of 27 chapters written by a single author and an appendix that contains a dermatologic formulary. Topics covered include principles of diagnosis and anatomy, therapy, most of the common inflammatory diseases, cutaneous infections (bacterial, viral, and fungal), benign and malignant skin tumors, diseases of the hair and nails, and a chapter on dermatologic, diagnostic, and surgical procedures.

The first and most striking feature of this weighty (2.8-kg), 728-page volume is its beauty. The book is published on high-gloss, high-quality paper, and the quality of

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