edited by Arthur J. Sober and Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, 485 pp, with black-and-white illus, $57.95, St Louis, Mo, Mosby-Year Book Inc, 1991.
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The contents of Year Book of Dermatology 1991 include more than 400 articles selected from 102 medical journals published worldwide. The editorial board is drawn entirely from Harvard Medical School (Boston, Mass) faculty or previous Harvard dermatology graduates.
The purpose of the Year Book of Dermatology series is to update the reader on the most recent information on a broad spectrum of topics in dermatology. It achieves this goal admirably. The book is divided into chapters that correspond closely to the classification of dermatologic diseases. The selected articles are summarized, followed by brief, pertinent reviews. These reviews are excellent in providing appropriate perspectives for the reader's critique of any quoted research. Besides a comprehensive review of the world's medical literature, there is a chapter entitled "Trends in Dermatology: Reemergence of the Infectious Diseases." It discusses important issues such as the current human immunodeficiency virus epidemic; the link between Lyme disease, morphea
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