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March 1966

Comparative Physiology and Pathology of the Skin

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(3):390-391. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600210126032

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The 775 pages of text in this handsome book represent the contributions of 46 speakers at the first symposium on comparative dermatology held in April 1964 under the joint auspices of the School of Clinical Research and Postgraduate Medical Teaching and the Veterinary Medical School of the University of Cambridge. Forty of the contributors are from Britain.

A general survey (87 pp) of skin diseases in man and animals is followed by sections on hair growth (160 pp), nutritional diseases (50 pp), porphyria and light sensitization (60 pp), the mast cell (70 pp), allergic reactions (160 pp), and skin tumors (180 pp). The editors state that "The choice of topics was necessarily influenced by the availability of speakers, but was determined primarily by the possibility they offered for a fundamental comparative approach to physiological and pathological problems of wide application and importance."

Unfortunately a meaningful discussion of the comparative physiology

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