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August 1971

Current Problems in Dermatology

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Augusta, Ga

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(2):225-226. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000200113032

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This little book (193 pages) is divided into seven sections, each covering a different subject and written by a different author. The collection covers a very wide range of unrelated topics. Since only one American author has contributed to the book, it reflects a more international point of view. This is the third in a series of books with the same title. Volume 1 was published in 1959, and volume 2 in 1968. This volume 3 is apparently setting the style for future annual publications.

The topics covered are not indicated by the title; therefore, I feel it would be useful to briefly discuss the topics for the prospective reader.

The first chapter deals with a discussion of the different forms of prurigo and pruritus and the pathophysiology of the itch sensation. The language and terminology in this section may be confusing to the American reader. The photomicrographs are generally

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