July 1971

Current Dermatologic Management.

Author Affiliations

Wailuku, Hawaii


Edited by Stuart Maddin, MD. Price, $38.75. Pp 330, with 116 illustrations, including 76 full-color plates. CV Mosby Co, 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 6310, 1970.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(1):150. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310190154022

We do not have a dermatologist on our island, so the internists are obliged to see a multitude of vexing dermatologic problems. For those oriented toward cardiology, hematology, etc, the sudden requirement to deal with unfamiliar skin things sends one scurrying nervously to the library on frequent occasions. There are abundant tomes available, but many are out of date, others are laden with ponderous microscopic morphology and pathology, some lack worthwhile colored photographs, and most seem reluctant to deal with the nuts and bolts of management.

Now comes a book which seems to fill the bill. It is the first multi-authored (would you believe 176!) text on treatment. It is packed with 76 excellent color photographs of common and uncommon dermal perturbations, and the discussions of treatment are current, feasible and comprehensive.

There are three major divisions: (1) dermatologic procedures (including hair transplantation procedures, hypnotherapy, topical treatment, cytotoxic agents and

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