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June 5, 1967


Author Affiliations

Washington, DC

JAMA. 1967;200(10):902. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120230154042

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This is a welcome new book on dermatopathology, written, as the author states, for those who are interested in dermatopathology in its broadest aspects. It is basically a personal work reflecting heavily the extensive experience of the author, who wrote all but two of the 38 chapters.

The general plan includes three headings for each disease process. The first, "Definition," includes more than this designation would imply and covers the historical and clinical aspects as well. Under "Histopathology" the author describes the histologic changes seen in his own experience and often compares his observations with those in the literature. The final heading, "Diagnosis and Pathogenesis," covers the differential diagnosis of the particular entity. In this section the emphasis is usually not on the histologic aspects but on the disease as a whole.

Certain rare conditions and ancillary information are described in fine print. Names of diseases and synonyms are printed