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March 1971

Synopsis of Dermatology

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Rochester, Minn

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(3):346. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000150116033

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This text is what it was meant to be: specifically a synopsis. It is clear, concise, and succinct, and, accordingly, presents the reader with instant information regarding every dermatologic derangement. Ostensibly superficial, the text, to the trained or training dermatologist, is brief almost to the point of being abrupt. It does, however, provide immediate and accurate data to the busy practitioner (dermatologist or otherwise), especially regarding practical modes of therapy. The author's complete perusal of dermatology is welcome and usable.

The photographs, both color and black and white, are plentiful and supplement the text admirably. Critically, I might add that a minor portion of the black and whites are grainy and unaesthetically blurry. The type is clear and the format uncluttered and accurate with bold headings. The Table of Contents and Index are well-organized; however, the reference material is conglomerated at the termination of the textbook. I would have preferred

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