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April 1957

Diseases of the Skin

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(4):631. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550160157030

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Dermatology. By Donald M. Pillsbury, M.A., D.Sc., M.D.; Walter B. Shelley, M.D., Ph.D., and Albert M. Kligman, M.D., Ph.D. Price, $20.00. Pp. 1150, with 600 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5, 1956.

Two new textbooks of dermatology have appeared recently which differ greatly in style and in their treatment of the subject.

Dr. Sutton had the task of bringing a former edition up to date, but in so doing the book had to be entirely rewritten. There is a splendid bibliography which gives the advanced student a fine framework of literature for more detailed information when needed. The book is entirely acceptable as an advanced text, particularly for residents in dermatology. I do not believe it should be recommended for the undergraduate student except for assigned reading or for reference. For the general practitioner it is a valuable encyclopedia, but it is doubtful if it

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