May 1973

Neonatal Dermatology

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San Francisco


By Lawrence M Solomon, MD, Nancy B Esterly, MD. Price, $16.50. Pp 214. WB Saunders Co, 218 W Washington Sq, Philadelphia 19105, 1973.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;125(5):772. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.04160050108029

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The authors are well qualified: Dr. Lawrence M. Solomon is associate professor of dermatology at the Abraham Lincoln College of Medicine of the University of Illinois and Dr. Nancy B. Esterly, associate professor of dermatology and pediatrics (certified by the American Board of Pediatrics). Both have written extensively on the subject.

This book has 18 chapters which form a kind of cyclopedia, with extensive discussion of skin anatomy, functional physiology, and a variety of skin lesions. While the microbiology of skin receives some attention, there is only mention of the extensive commensals of microbial flora which have been described by Rosebury. The dermatologic characteristics and abnormalities of the newborn are emphasized and there is extensive discussion of every genetic or developmental defect in which any dermatologic component is associated.

Appropriate diagnostic procedures are carefully delineated. There is also a careful description of various forms of treatment; simpler measures are emphasized

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