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November 19, 1973

Manual of Skin Diseases

JAMA. 1973;226(8):1015. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03230080151049

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This third edition retains many of the desirable features of the previous editions. It is profusely illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs. Diagrams depict the appearance of the common dermatoses, and dermatologic diagnosis is presented briefly and concisely. Therapy is outlined in detail and in an informal, easily understood fashion. Considering space limitations, a surprisingly large number of dermatologic conditions are discussed. A dictionary index defines and describes rare dermatologic conditions and terms, and for those wishing additional information, pertinent references are presented at the end of each chapter. A separate chapter deals with source material in dermatology.

The new edition incorporates recent advances in diagnosis and therapy. There are new illustrations, mostly in color. New topics introduced are pediatric dermatology, geriatric dermatology, photosensitive dermatoses and genodermatoses.

This manual lives up to its name in presenting up-to-date dermatologic knowledge primarily for medical students and those nondermatologist physicians who require in