by Jeffrey P. Callen, Kenneth E. Greer, Antoinette F. Hood, Amy S. Paller, and Leonard J. Swinyer, 405 pp, with 1210 color illus, $95 (slide set, 1216 slides, $1000), Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1993.
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The Color Atlas of Dermatology is the American competition to some of the more traditional atlases, such as the one compiled by DuVivier. This atlas is a group effort by Callen, Greer, Hood, Paller, and Swinyer—all dermatologists and clinical teachers from across the United States. Like the competition, Saunders has also put together a color slide collection of all the color plates found in the atlas.
We have been using the slide collection at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Mass, for the last 6 months for the many talks we give to medical students, dermatology residents, and medical house staff. The slides are of the highest quality and often depict the clinical picture more vividly than the atlas; it is analogous to watching a film on your videocassette recorder at home as opposed to the big screen in the movie theater. The slide set (1216 slides) is organized into two large
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