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August 1960

Progress in the Biological Sciences in Relation to Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 1960;82(2):310. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.01580020152046

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This book consists of lectures given in the Post-Graduate Medical School of the University of Cambridge from Sept. 22 to 29, 1958. The articles are arranged in eleven sections: the Melanocyte and Melanogenesis, Cutaneous Innervation, the Histochemical Investigation of the Skin, Bacteriology and Mycology, Psychophysiological Mechanisms, Comparative Medicine, Immunology, Inflammation, Carcinogenesis, Radiation of the Skin, and Pharmacology. The authors are all well-known English investigators. The subjects are discussed selectively and adequately but not exhaustively. The readability varies from article to article, but the over-all quality is excellent. Each article is followed by an adequate bibliography for those stimulated to further reading on any subject.

This is a book which must be read by every physician interested in dermatology. It holds much of interest for all physicians. It is of no interest only to the rare intellectually moribund physician whose curiosity about laboratory investigators is limited to two questions: 1. What

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