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July 1979

Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Skin

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(7):902. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010070066032

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This is the fifth volume in a series that outlines the physiology and pathophysiology of the skin with a number of different authors contributing. The format of the volume is excellent in that the references are listed on each page as they come up in the text, and there is a subject and author index that is quite detailed included at the end of the volume.

Volume 5 covers four primary subjects, which include the sweat glands, skin permeation, the lymphatics, and the nails. All of these topics are covered quite thoroughly and special commendation should be made concerning the chapters on skin permeation and lymphatics. This is the best delineation of skin lymphatics that I have read.

Since Rothman's Physiology and Biochemistry of the Skin, published in 1954, there has not been as concentrated an effort to get such information assembled in one series of volumes. These volumes, including

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