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September 14, 1970

Diseases of the Skin in Children and Adolescents: A Color Atlas

Author Affiliations

Northwestern University Chicago

JAMA. 1970;213(11):1907. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170370091030

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A small German atlas on Diseases of the Skin in Children and Adolescents was published in 1969 and the Drs Curth have translated and adapted the text for an American edition. Korting justifies a children's atlas by stating that the child shows basic morphologic and functional differences which apply to the skin. These include longer life of epidermal cells, higher elasticity of the tissue, increased tendency to bullous formations, and activity of apocrine glands at puberty. There are 398 illustrations of which 390 are in color. The colored illustrations are excellent and the text, which is concise and pertinent, has been ably translated by the Curths.

A few criticisms I found were: Fig 18 is probably granuloma annulare rather than erythema elevatum diutinum; many adult diseases are described in the text; and the labelling of diaper rash as chancriform pyoderma seems unwarranted. These are minor criticisms for such a well-designed