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January 1992

Nail Disorders: Common Presenting Signs, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(1):132. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680110146031

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The aim of this book, as stated in its preface, is to aid those who are "not trained in the details of many of the subtleties of more general skin or systemic diseases which might present with the nail apparatus abnormalities." It is not meant to be a comprehensive text of nail disorders or their treatment.

The overwhelming strength of this book is the superb quality of its photographs. This small text has 200 photographs, and all are in color. The authors have limited the number of color plates to only two per page, ensuring that the size is large enough to show sufficient detail. Many of the photographs are of single nails and are crisp in their detail; almost all photographs have a uniform colored background, further elucidating the details of the nail disorder. The captions are succinct and clear. The book is divided into chapters that discuss nail

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