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At a casual glance one would suppose that the field of dermatology was well covered by standard textbooks to the extent that there was hardly room or need for a new one. To be sure, in a rapidly evolving field there may be necessity for such frequent orientations that a new kind of textbook is needed to illustrate or pave the way for a new approach toward medical problems in general, or in special fields. Most advancing areas in medicine soon find themselves in the realm of chemistry, with emphasis on enzymes, energy, and those central and complicated problems of the replication of nuclear material required in the manufacture of each new cell. The authors are well qualified to illustrate the new trends in dermatology. They themselves have done research which had led to significant advances and progress in a field full of inherent difficulties. These difficulties have been aided
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