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April 20, 1970

A Guide to Dermatohistopathology

Author Affiliations

Northwestern University Medical School Chicago

JAMA. 1970;212(3):483. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170160071028

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There are many excellent American textbooks on dermal pathology. Is there a justification for another? Pinkus, who has described at least five new dermopathologic entities (follicular mucinosis, exocrine poroma, fibroepithelial tumor of the skin, trichofolliculoma, and perifollicular fibroma), is more than adequately justified, and is highly qualified to write a dermal pathologic treatise. If further proof is needed, then it would be his approach to the subject. He has broken away from the traditional texts on dermal pathology which are usually systematic compilations of thoughts and ideas of many students, teachers, and researchers in the field. This book is all Pinkus. It is his personal experience based on many years of teaching and studying dermal pathology so that the reader knows his personal thoughts, experience, and thinking on the whole spectrum of dermal pathology. I may disagree with Pinkus's interpretation of Jessner's lymphocytic infiltration or his concept that mycosis fungoides