by Susan Bayliss Mallory and Susana Leal-Khouri, 250 pp, with color illustrations, $54.95, New York, NY, Parthenon Publishing, 1994.
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As a dermatology resident embarking on a career in pediatric dermatology, I often find it difficult to re
member or recognize the many syndromes that permeate this specialty. An Illustrated Dictionary of Dermatologic Syndromes is a wonderful distillation of over 700 dermatologic syndromes displayed in a clear, easy-to-read format. The syndromes are alphabetized with a concise list of syndromic features, including cutaneous findings, pertinent major and minor characteristics, mode of inheritance, and pathophysiology, if known. The rare mucocutaneous findings are beautifully illustrated with over 100 color photographs. Alongside these synopses are a list of pertinent references, current to 1993, for more in-depth discussions. Another helpful feature of this dictionary is the appendix, where specific cutaneous findings are listed and correlated with a relevant list of syndromes. If memory is at a loss for the name of a particular syndrome, it is difficult to begin trying to look it up in
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