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March 1980

Dermatology in Internal Medicine

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(3):362. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640270122034

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This soft-cover book is, according to the author, directed primarily toward the postgraduate in medicine as well as the junior resident in dermatology. It is divided into 15 chapters; the first few deal with general concepts of the skin and its diseases and the remiander with specific categories of systemic diseases and their cutaneous manifestations.

Each subject discussed is followed by salient references. A list of major texts, review articles, and journals may be found at the end of the book.

Aside from scattered errors in spelling and punctuation, the text is quite readable and educational. The author presents not only clinical information, but experimental data as well. In addition, he offers a variety of opinions regarding disease mechanisms, clinical groupings, and therapy. Although the reader may not agree with him at all times, his comments are rather interesting and thought-provokin. Dr Shuster has a delightful way with words, as

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