August 1970

Diseases of the Skin in Children and Adolescents: A Color Atlas.

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By GW Korting, MD, American edition translated and adapted by William Curth, MD, and Helen Ollendorff Curth, MD. Price, $21 (United States); $22.70 (Canada). Pp 233, with 398 (390 in color) illustrations. WB Saunders Co, W Washington Sq, Philadelphia 19105, 1970.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(2):170. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100070114024

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This book was written originally in German and has been translated into English by William Curth, MD, and Helen Curth, MD. It is composed of 30 sections including 390 multicolored illustrations. The orientation is almost entirely pediatric dermatology. The subjects of discussion include erythemas, exanthems, dermatoses, eczemas, urticaria, papular eruptions, acute and chronic infections, congenital abnormalities, keratoses, dystrophies, cutaneous reactions to agents, photodermatoses, pigmentary disturbances, vascular disorders, hemorrhagic diatheses, metabolic and storage disturbances, collagen disorders, avitaminosis, reticuloendothelioses, malignant tumors, and diseases of the sweat glands, sebaceous glands, hair, and nails.

The quality of the color photographs is far superior to those of other readily available textbooks of dermatology. The book allows the physician without specialized training in dermatology to recognize many cutaneous disorders by inspection. Although there are many skin diseases common to the child and adult, the author emphasizes the disorders seen in children and adolescents. The discussion associated

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