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October 1960

Pediatric Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 1960;82(4):661. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.01580040179038

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Abstract

According to the author, it cannot be said, that, so far as his integument is concerned, the child is just a little man. Hence there is need for a book on skin diseases designed primarily for pediatricians and generalists who treat children. The book is heavily weighted toward clinical dermatology with only some six pages devoted to applied physiology and pathology. There is much on treatment; that part dealing with principles of treatment is good, but the therapy that is recommended for the various diseases is often a bit too aggressive. The classification is a workable one; the more than three hundred illustrations are uniformly excellent, and the format is attractive. The writing often has the pleasing conversational style that characterizes a personal book reflecting personal experiences. One gains the impression that it has been years in the writing, so there is some unevenness in the presentation of material. Griseofulvin,

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