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July 1985

Dermatology Clinics: Psoriasis

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Providence, RI

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(7):937. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660070127039

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Gerald Weinstein and John Voorhees, guest editors, are to be commended for assembling a knowledgeable and distinguished group of experts to review the present state of the art in the clinical management of psoriasis.

Although the major portion of this symposium is devoted to articles on specific therapeutic approaches, it begins with a very thoughtful and enlightening dissertation by Eugene Van-Scott entitled "The Physician's Approach to Psoriasis and Its Victims" and ends with an equally enlightening discussion of "Psychosocial Perspectives on Psoriasis" by M. Z. Weinstein. Both chapters are highly recommended as "must" reading for physicians who treat patients with psoriasis. Unlike the more specific therapeutic articles, these two emphasize the role of the physician's approach in the management of this often devastating disease. It has become evident as experience is gained in the care of patients with psoriasis that successful management requires considerably more than an aggregate of treatment

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