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The pnublication of nine editions of a large textbook in a period of nineteen years speaks volumes for the activities of the senior author. As a matter of fact, he received valuable help for years from his son, who wrote many of the new sections of the ninth edition. The present, or tenth, edition is a monumental work by both father and son and is the largest and one of the best texts on dermatology in the English language. It contains 1,513 pages and innumerable illustrations. Since the last edition, 10 new color plates, 340 new black and white illustrations and 7,000 new bibliographic references have been added. As the authors state in their foreword, descriptions of all significant entities and concepts and many exotic and even exceptional dermatoses have been included.
It is natural that such a large volume should be for the most part a compilation of dermatologists'