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The new volume A Guide to Dermatohistopathology by Hermann Pinkus and Amir H. Mehregan represents a major addition to the world literature of dermatology. It will be particularly welcomed by young residents who face the microscope with hesitation. The authors have written an introduction which proceeds easily and conversationally and which introduces the reader to the diseases of the skin in a succinct and explicit fashion. After a general introduction, which includes normal anatomy and pathologic technique and presents a systematic approach to microscopic observation, the authors proceed to discuss inflammatory dermatoses, emphasizing a realistic division into superficial and deep inflammation, granulomatous disease, metabolic and other dermal diseases, non-neoplastic and pigmentary disorders, and finally tumors. All of this is accomplished in 546 pages, profusely illustrated with 403 photomicrographs and drawings and supplemented by an excellent index (which even includes stone pox).
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