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April 1979

Manual of Dermatologic Therapeutics

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Little Rock, Ark

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(4):512. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010040084034

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It is apparent, after the first edition, that this manual has found its place in medicine. One need only look at the medical students on rounds and the pockets of the residents to realize that they have somehow obtained this little "gem" and that they refer to it frequently. It was never intended to be a definitive source of information, and the practitioner of dermatology might be disappointed to note that there are no references to such common agents as dapsone, grenz-ray therapy, or erythromycin ointment. The old standbys, such as zinc oxide paste, are not referred to in the treatment of common problems like diaper rash. A few typographical errors, such as "electrodessicate" on page 152, creep into an otherwise superb editorial job. The manual is in soft cover, in a size that fits into a coat pocket; it has up-to-date references and contains a few color photographs, topographical

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