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June 1973

Neonatal Dermatology: Major Problem in Clinical Pediatrics—IX

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Rochester, Minn

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(6):925. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620210081032

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This is the ninth monograph in the series of Major Problems in Clinical Pediatrics that have been published to date. Future monographs in this series to be published in 1973 include two concerning the infant of low birth weight and disorders of amino acid metabolism, which also may be of special interest to dermatologists.

The first five chapters of Neonatal Dermatology are of an introductory nature to dermatology in general and include chapters on structure of fetal and neonatal skin, functional components of the skin, skin lesions, diagnostic procedures, and principles of therapy. I would judge these were written primarily for students and nondermatologists, since they are mainly brief reviews, which are not very well done. However, these preliminary chapters are dispensed with in only 42 pages, and the rest of the book is excellent. It presents lucidly and concisely the clinical problems of syndromes of congenital malformation and diseases

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