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April 1949

The Biology of Melanomas

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1949;59(4):492. doi:10.1001/archderm.1949.01520290128018

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This book is the result of the Conference on the Biology of Normal and Atypical Pigment Cell Growth, held by the Section of Biology of the New York Academy of Sciences, November 1946. It represents a correlation of the knowledge of types of pigment cells, pigment formation and melanomas, both benign and malignant, in human beings and various animals. Cytology, tissue culture, physiology, chemistry, genesis, influence of light and endocrines on pigment formation and tissue metabolism are considered in different chapters by leading authorities in these fields. The book is an excellent correlation of all known facts concerning melanogenesis. Dermatologists will be especially interested in the chapters on pigment cells by Masson, on pigmented nevi by Pack, melanomas by Macdonald, melanin pigmentation by Becker, genetic aspects of pigment cell growth by Macklin and light and melanin pigment of the skin by Blum. The book is well arranged and contains many

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