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April 1964

Diseases of the Skin

Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(4):637-638. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590280137028

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This fifth edition of Andrews' popular text appears after a lapse of nine years in new dress, extensively revised and elaborated, and graced by the talent of Anthony N. Domonkos as junior author. One has only to review the first chapter to realize the enormous strides made in research on the finer details of structure and function of the skin within the brief period of one decade. Here and there the authors have included to advantage short, pithy discussions on basic matters relating to pruritus, allergy, and immunology, heredity, auto-immunity, and autosensitivity.

The body of the book consists of 38 sections, as before, each one followed by up-to-date references to the literature. Material has been rearranged for purposes of emphasis, and new entities and rare syndromes have been added. The index is exhaustive. A new format and a slightly larger page, with two columns to the page, improve readability and

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