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November 1981

Clinical Dermatology for Students and Practitioners

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(11):755. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650110077030

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Clinical Dermatology for Students and Practitioners is a revision of an original text by the senior author and Raymond C. V. Robinson that was published in 1959. The authors state that this book is intended to be used by medical students and primary care physicians. It is divided into two parts. Part 1 considers general principles and part 2, morphologic dermatology.

The chapters of part 1 cover, in generally appropriate detail, the broad areas of anatomy, physiology, causative considerations, and diagnostic and laboratory techniques, as well as specific discussions of allergy, occupational dermatoses, sexually transmitted diseases, and psychosomatic medicine. A brief general outline of the principles of therapy completes the section. Part 2 begins with discussions of regional and morphologic differential diagnosis that are followed by chapters listing diseases in encyclopedic format, grouped first according to the character of primary lesions and subsequently by regions of involvement. The book concludes

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