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October 1957

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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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

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