edited by Arthur J. Sober and Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, 496 pp, $54.95, St Louis, Mo, Mosby-Year-Book, 1990.
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The 15 contributing authors accomplish the impressive task of reviewing 92 journals for this book. Year Book of Dermatology 1990 is introduced by a timely and scholarly essay on the ozone-depletion problem. This essay reviews the impact on the ecosystem, implications for dermatology, evolution of knowledge regarding ozone depletion, and the political aspects of solutions to the problem. I recommend that every dermatologist read this essay. Next are a series of tables containing statistics of interest for dermatologists, such as morbidity and mortality data on dermatological diseases, information on health care delivery and health care trends, and information on dermatologists in the United States. The number and distribution of dermatologists in the United States are included as well as the number of residents trained yearly. These tables are a very helpful way of keeping track of major trends in the United States in these areas and of monitoring the vital
Langlois J. Year Book of Dermatology 1990. Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(11):1744-1745. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680100148039