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March 8, 1971

Skin Signs of Systemic Disease

Author Affiliations

Hartford Hospital Hartford, Conn

JAMA. 1971;215(10):1673. doi:10.1001/jama.1971.03180230081032

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A competent up-to-date monograph on this topic has been unavailable in English for about 20 years. Internists, pediatricians, dermatologists, and other clinicians seeking a sophisticated contemporary approach to the subject will find their needs well met with this carefully prepared and profusely illustrated book. Although not encyclopedic, and purposely stressing selected subjects, it nevertheless provides a valuable reference source for most of the diseases ordinarily encountered.

The book clearly displays Dr. Braverman's great personal involvement in his subject. He includes many of his own thoughts and observations, with case histories to document them. He also provides good perspective and objectivity, by summarizing the relevant work of others and including an excellent bibliography at the end of each chapter. Current concepts of etiology, pathogenesis, and diagnostic methodology receive major emphasis. Even the inexperienced reader should find the sections on description of lesions and differential diagnosis sufficiently detailed and explicit to be