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Rothman and his contributors in their book on physiology and biochemistry of the skin have brought together in one volume of over 700 pages all the important work both old and new on these subjects. These studies include extensive research done by Rothman in this field during the past 25 years. There are special chapters contributed by former students who are now members of his staff at the University of Chicago, namely, Dr. G. C. Wells and Dr. A. Lorincz. Contributions were also made by Dr. Z. Felsher and Dr. P. Flesch, as well as chapters on enzymes by Dr. A. B. Lerner, and on the biology of the epidermal cells by Dr. H. Pinkus. At the end of each chapter there is a pertinent and extensive bibliography arranged both alphabetically and by number. References are given to important contributions written in biochemical periodicals, as well as those to be