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January 8, 1982

Atlas of Black Dermatology

JAMA. 1982;247(2):239. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320270063034

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The authors have presented some excellent clinical photographs depicting dermatologic diseases in black patients. Rosen and Martin have illustrated a wide spectrum of disease, as well as normal clinical variations peculiar to blacks. The photographs will enable the practicing physician and others for whom this book is intended to recognize some of the varying clinical features of skin diseases as they appear in black patients.

I would like to qualify my forthcoming comments by mentioning that fine general bibliographical resources are listed. As I view the text, I am compelled to take issue with certain statements (or lack of them). Perhaps the content has fallen victim to the brevity of an "atlas" format. In this instance, however, the lack of comprehensive data detracts from meaningful documentation of racial differences.

The authors' choice of title for the second section of the book was confusing to me and might well be for