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September 27, 1965

The Practitioner's Illustrated Dermatology

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Washington, DC

JAMA. 1965;193(13):1129-1130. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090130057029

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This manual of dermatology is written primarily for the use of nondermatologists, both medical student and general practitioner. A great deal of thought and effort went into the organization and format. Terminology, clinical descriptions, and therapy are presented in the simplest of terms, avoiding the highly complex and technical language which is a common failing in dermatology textbooks. The descriptions of the various clinical entities are necessarily brief, but adequate.

The most interesting feature of this manual is the lavish use of photographs in full color. To my knowledge, this is the first book featuring all colored illustrations at such a reasonable price. The illustrations are well reproduced and arrayed in such a manner that both the text and the photograph of any given clinical condition can be used simultaneously, with photograph on one page, the accompanying text on the opposite page.

Therapy receives as much, if not more, attention

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