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March 1985

Dermatology, An Illustrated Guide

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(3):423. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660030145041

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The lesions in dermatology are readily accessible to visual inspection. Therefore, the presentation of 571 color illustrations of skin lesions in this book is its most outstanding feature, especially since the majority are of good to excellent quality and only a few are under or overexposed. The author has wisely chosen to include for most diseases discussed, multiple examples that highlight the natural course and the spectrum of the condition, an approach that is not taken in many other books. In addition, it is worth noting that examples of common, as well as rare entities, are given.

This is more than an atlas, since a short, condensed text is included for each disease. However, the reader should not expect a detailed, least of all an encyclopedic discussion, since the information given is brief, allowing the book to remain just under 200 pages. The contents are presented according to classical diagnostic

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