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This book differs from others in one important respect. Whereas other texts describe only true tumors of the skin, this one describes and explains also tumor-like diseases, including skin changes which can be recognized histologically as belonging to the tumor group even though their clinical characteristics at the time do not appear indicative of a true tumor.
The various divisions of this publication are as follows: A and B, Pseudotumors of the Ectoderm and Mesoderm; C and D, True Tumors of the Ectoderm and Mesoderm; E, Metastatic Skin Tumors.
The basal-cell epitheliomas of the skin are described as a distinct group, called basalioma. It is a neoplasm, placed nosologically between nevus and epithelial true carcinoma. According to the authors, the following three characteristics differentiate the basalioma from true skin carcinoma: 1. The basalioma cannot be produced experimentally. 2. It does not metastasize. 3. It distinguishes itself by the amount of
Die Geschwülste der Haut (Tumors of the Skin). AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(4):535–536. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550220143026
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