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January 1979

Dermatology: An Illustrated Guide

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San Francisco

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(1):115. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010010079048

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It is always a pleasure to discover a book like this. Dr Fry's writing possesses those two qualities that are all too often missing in scientific work—succinctness and clarity. These, combined with the excellent photographs and fine sense of pace, make this a most interesting and enjoyable volume. The author has clearly succeeded in accomplishing what he intended, ie, to write a fine book for the student and the nonspecialist.

Dr Fry wastes no time, and after a concise chapter on history and examination, immediately enters the dread quagmire of the eczemas. He has recognized that nothing is more frustrating and confusing to the student than the concept of the various eczematous dermatitides. The six chapters dealing with these diseases give a logical classification and numerous pictorial examples. The attempt to make the reader "comfortable" with this very confusing area of dermatology is worthy of high praise. The author then

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