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April 1980

Common Skin Disorders, a Manual for Physicians and Patients

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La Crosse, Wis

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(4):486. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640280122037

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This book represents one of the group of new textbooks available that do not purport to be in-depth studies on a subject but, rather, are practical books aimed at the practicing clinician. Dr Epstein, in his introduction, states that this book is written for both the generalist and the dermatologist, and I agree with this statement. I believe that each of these groups of physicians will benefit and find this book useful. The dermatologist will enjoy and find profit in reading the book and comparing his personal handling of patients with Dr Epstein's techniques. The generalists will be able to find practical information concerning the treatment of a given condition and will have a better understanding of how a dermatologist might handle a patient. Dr Epstein, by his own admission, presents only his own techniques for handling patients and does not review other available treatments in all cases. The section

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