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Book and Media Reviews
September 12, 2007

Deadly Dermatologic Diseases: Clinicopathologic Atlas and Text

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2007;298(10):1220-1225. doi:10.1001/jama.298.10.1223

Doctors: When you begin practice, I would advise that you specialize in dermatology, because nobody ever dies of a skin disease, and nobody ever gets well, so that you will always have a practice.1

While this adage, pronounced by Louis A. Duhring, MD, first professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania (1875-1910), seems hackneyed today, many patients, let alone professionals, still consider cutaneous maladies as being insignificant or diseases to be ignored. Not so, as the reader of this illustrated textbook will readily learn!