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June 1963

Electron Microscopy of Skin and Mucous Membrane

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By Alvin S. Zelickson, MD. Price, not given. Pp. 173. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill, 1963.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(6):791-792. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590180119030

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In introducing this book, Dr. F. W. Lynch says that "Dr. Zelickson has both a primer for the active student in dermatology and a text for the clinical dermatologist." I believe that the book is a general "guide" for the active student and a "primer" for the clinical dermatologist.

This is a brief, informative book, which presents only some of the rapidly accumulating knowledge on the ultrastructure of skin. Judiciously, the book begins with a lucid chapter by J. F. Hartman on the techniques in electron microscopy, on the instrument itself, and its uses. The rest of the book is Zelickson's. A brief, general chapter on the ultrastructure of cells is designed to orient those who are not well informed in such matters. The difficult task of discussing the ultrastructure of keratinizing epidermis and keratinization is treated adequately, though there is much redundancy in these two chapters. The discussion of

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