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April 1975

Manual of Dermatologic Therapeutics

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San Francisco

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(4):543. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630160133032

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Section 1 of this soft-cover bound book describes 30 of the commonest conditions seen in dermatology. Each condition is briefly and efficiently covered in terms of pathophysiology, subjective data, objective data (diagnostic), assessment, and therapy. Section 2 devotes 20 pages to commonly used procedures and techniques. Section 3 devotes 63 pages to treatment, principles, and formulary.

The book is very helpful for different people. Our nurses like the simple, direct explanation of diseases that they see. Medical students find it fits the pocket and is truly a ready reference to use immediately after seeing a patient. Dermatology residents particularly like the formulary, with its price comparison of brand vs generic medications and the suggested workups for various diseases. For the practicing dermatologist, the formulary, price comparisons, and a chance to review a colleague's therapies makes it well worth the small price.

The major negative feature is the writing style. The

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