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April 1955

Color Atlas of Pathology

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(4):560. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540280136042

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The second volume of the Color Atlas of Pathology is of particular interest to dermatologists in that there is a chapter of 96 pages devoted to diseases of the skin which includes 62 clinical pictures and 142 photomicrographs, all in color. There are many other chapters, however, in both Volume I and Volume II which also deal with cutaneous or mucous membrane lesions. The two volumes are also of value to dermatologists because of descriptions and illustrations of systemic manifestations of cutaneous diseases. The format of the book, including size, ease of handling, and good indexing, is to be commended.

In reviewing particularly the chapter on diseases of the skin, one finds the photomicrographs, with relatively few exceptions, to be excellent and of adequate magnification to depict the features described in the accompanying text. The same, however, unfortunately is not true of the clinical pictures, as almost a fourth of

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