ed 3, edited by Samuel L. Moschella and Henry J. Hurley, 2784 pp, with 1701 illus, $295, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1992.
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The tone for this outstanding third edition of this two-volume textbook is set by the character of the two editors. Samuel L. Moschella and Henry J. Hurley are tireless, passionately dedicated clinician-scholars who have served as outstanding role models for a generation of rising dermatologists. The first edition of this series followed the classic Dermatology by Pillsbury, Shelley, and Kligman and listed 38 chapters and 46 contributors. The current edition is expanded to include 102 chapters and 146 contributors (110 new from the second edition published in the middle 1980s). This edition does keep pace with our evolving specialty, with more basic science including new chapters covering mediators of inflammation, functions of inflammatory cells, and pathogenesis of granulomatous inflammation. The infectious disease chapter is expanded to include reviews of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, virology updates, Lyme disease, and opportunistic fungal and other infections. Other sections are updated nicely, such as with
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