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December 1983

Effloreszenzen-Klassifikation in Moderner Sicht

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(12):1024. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650360070019

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This book, printed in German, is one that is needed in the dermatologic literature. It is divided into three main chapters: (1) "The Significance of Efflorescences," (2) "The Relationships Among Efflorescences," and (3) "The Classification of Efflorescences." The treatise is concisely written, easily read, and a delight to look at. The 102 colored photographs, often in lavish format, are beautiful and instructive. At the end of the book, some important German, French, and Anglo-American references are given.

There are a few problems with this volume, however. The chapter index, given at the beginning of the book, is repeated in its entirety before each chapter, which is confusing. The title of the third chapter should, in my opinion, be placed on page 66. If this book deals with a "modern classification," as it claims, the specification of lesional sizes shouldn't be made in "peas" or "lentils" but rather in millimeters. Is

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