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January 1979

Adolescent Dermatology

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San Francisco

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(1):115. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010010079049

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This book is volume 19 in the series Major Problems in Clinical Pediatrics. From its inception 15 years ago, this series has acquired an excellent reputation. Several monographs in the series have become indispensable to the practicing pediatrician, including Solomon and Esterly's previous volume, Neonatal Dermatology. This volume differs somewhat from its predecessor. Unlike Neonatal Dermatology, more than 15 authors have contributed chapters to this book. Although one gains the special expertise of a highly qualified group of contributors, the uniformity of approach and personal style that characterized the earlier book have been lost. Another difference lies in the nature of the subject. Neonatal dermatology is a logical clinical division of dermatology; the diseases that affect neonates and the unique neonatal physiological responses to them justify separate consideration. Is adolescent dermatology also a logical clinical division? For adolescents, the distinctions may lie not so much in the physiology of adolescent

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