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September 1967


Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(3):353-354. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610030131025

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This two-volume edition is probably the most extensive work ever published (in English) on the subject. The author brings to the task a lifetime of study and experience. Two chapters by Richard K. Winkelmann add valuable background material.

The mass of the book is formidable. The illustrations are uniformly good, but their number could have been reduced with benefit. The best chapters are those concerning subjects with which the author has had a vast experience. Some of his views, although no longer popular, are entitled to respect. The actual text is uniformly good on all subjects and supplies other information in addition to microscopic features. Each chapter includes a review of the literature, a most valuable addition. Many of the chapters concerning mycoses, viroses, animal parasites, vascular lesions, dermal neoplasms, to name a few, are gems.

The book could have profited by more critical editorial revision. Some statements are so

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