4th ed, edited by Daniel Wallace and Bevra Hannahs Hahn, 955 pp, with illus, $125, Philadelphia, Pa, Lea & Febiger, 1993.
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Both the third and fourth editions of Dubois' Lupus Erythematosus were dedicated to Edmund L. Dubois, who died in February 1985. Dr Dubois spent most of his professional career between 1950 and 1985 dedicated to the care of patients with lupus erythematosus and studying the clinical features, treatment, and pathophysiology of lupus. This textbook for treatments on lupus is a legacy of his efforts.
The volume has been expanded by the current editors, who have enlisted chapters from 54 contributors. The book is divided into seven sections that cover the history, epidemiology, and immunology of lupus; the role of antibodies; cutaneous and systemic lupus; and patient management and prognosis. A very useful appendix contains a patient guide to lupus and a fairly complete listing of resources available to physicians, medical personnel, and patients.
This is a large, well-referenced compilation of currently available information about lupus. The chapters in this book
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