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April 1955

The Skin: A Clinicopathologic Treatise

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(4):559. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540280135041

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This book represents a tremendous amount of work. The author has emphasized the importance of systemic manifestations in cutaneous diseases and gives the general pathology whenever indicated, including excellent illustrations of both gross and microscopic sections of the pathologic changes in the internal organs.

There are 495 full-page illustrations, but each of these consists of at least 3 and frequently as many as 6 or 8 separate pictures to a page, so actually the total number of illustrations is in excess of 2,000. These consist of clinical pictures, pictures of gross specimens, and predominately of photomicrographs. By far the majority of illustrations are excellent. There is, however, considerable duplication of clinical and histological illustrations concerning several of the dermatoses and neoplasms. The magnification of the photomicrographs is not given, and there are a few illustrations which have not reproduced well, and which, therefore, for the next edition would

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