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November 1969

Essays on Tropical Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(5):638. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610290122028

brings together the expertise of an unusually large group of physicians from many parts of the world. There are 28 chapters, all written by different individuals. It is quite readable and well-constructed. Striking lesions are revealed by the photographs although the reproduction is sometimes mediocre. Consistent organization with subtitles makes the book useful for ready reference. Unfortunately, there are a few glaring omissions such as the failure to discuss immunofluorescence1 in the chapter on Brazilian pemphigus foliaceus or the recent hypothetical pathogenesis of sarcoid.2

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