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March 1992

Pinkus' Guide to Dermatohistopathology

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Rochester, NY

 

ed 5, by Amir H. Mehregan and Ken Hashimoto, 729 pp, with black-and-white and color illus, $145, East Norwalk, Conn, Appleton & Lange, 1991.

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(3):426. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680130148034

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Abstract

The manner in which dermatopathologists interpret skin sections is highly individual and idiosyncratic, yet, as Polonius would say, there is a method to the madness. In the newest edition of Pinkus' Guide to Dermatohistopathology, the authors have attempted not only to describe the myriad facts of dermatopathology but also to teach a method the student can use to analyze cutaneous histologic sections in normal and diseased skin. The authors accomplish this, in part, by relating the histologic pattern of disease with its currently known biological basis, thus giving the student a framework for understanding the nature of histologic findings in the skin.

This book is organized according to pattern rather than histogenesis and is accompanied by high-quality photomicrographs. While the format is essentially unchanged from the previous edition, material has been extensively updated to include newly described entities and has expanded sections that received only brief attention in the previous

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