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November 1994


Author Affiliations

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1994;130(11):1463-1464. doi:10.1001/archderm.1994.01690110133034

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volume 3, by A. Bernard Ackerman, Ying Guo, Patricia Vitale, and Katrine Vossaert, 427 pp, with color illus, $165, Chicago, Ill, American Society of Clinical Pathologists Press, 1993.

This is the third and allegedly the last in the series of books intended by Dr Ackerman to illustrate specific clues to diagnosis in dermatopathology. The book is punctuated throughout with outstanding color photomicrographs and clinical photographs. In the accompanying text, the acerbic wit of A. Bernard Ackerman is used to drive home the illustrated points and frequently to debunk myths concerning the nomenclature and diagnostic signs in the discipline. The technique of education does not constitute a systematic format and the book may not be an ideal learning tool for the novice. However, for the practicing dermatopathologist, it constitutes an exciting opportunity to gain insight into the immense wealth of experience of the acknowledged master of the art.

The clues are

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