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April 1992

Skin Pharmacology and Toxicology: Recent Advances

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Baltimore, Md

 

edited by Corrado L. Galli, Christopher N. Hensby, and Marina Marinovich, 318 pp, with color and black-and-white illus, New York, NY, Plenum Press, 1990.

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(4):577. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680140161030

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Abstract

Skin Pharmacology and Toxicology is another volume in the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series. Thus, it serves as the published proceedings of a 1989 conference held in Riva del Garda, Italy. The editors have attempted to review, in detail, major areas of interest for scientists working in skin pharmacology and toxicology. Their emphasis is on the basic principles relating to how drugs may influence the skin or the body as a whole. Twenty-six authors, who are primarily European, have contributed to the text, which has been divided into 22 chapters. Each chapter has been printed in different type, and some of the dot-matrix print is extremely difficult to read.

The individual chapters "A Computer System for Contact Dermatitis" and "Studies of Photoaging" were very well written and should serve as good references for people working in these fields, but the average practitioner will not be able to put this book

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