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July 1992

Cambridge Studies in Biological Anthropology, No 7, Biological Perspectives on Human Pigmentation

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Bethesda, Md


by Ashley H. Robins, 253 pp, with black-and-white illus, $69.50, New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, 1991

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(7):1001. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680170137034

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This book provides a general overview of the distribution, structure, function, and genetic determinants of human melanocytes and the mechanisms involved in their differentiation in vivo. The description of the biological determinants of melanogenesis is relatively superficial but does provide updated information and references compared with previously published related works on the topic (eg, The Pigmentary System, edited by W. Montagna and F. Hu, Elmsford, NY, Pergamon Press, 1966; Biology of Normal and Abnormal Melanocytes, edited by T. Kawamura, T. B. Fitzpatrick, and M. Seiji, Baltimore, Md, University Park Press, 1971; The Structure and Function of the Skin, ed 3, edited by W. Montagna and P. F. Parakkal, Orlando, Fla, Academic Press Inc, 1974; "Biology of Melanocytes," W. C. Quevedo, Jr, T. B. Fitzpatrick, G. Szabo, and K. Jimbow, in Dermatology in General Medicine, ed 3, edited by T. B. Fitzpatrick, A. Z. Eisen, K. Wolff, I. M. Freedberg, and

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