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November 1985

Pocket Atlas of Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(11):1463. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660110109028

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This "mini-atlas" is intended to be a supplement to the Pocket Book of Dermatology by the same authors; the atlas primarily illustrates common and well-known entities, with special attention to differential diagnosis. Although the primary thrust of this book seems to be lesional morphology, the organization reflects an uncertain approach. Topics are divided variously. Several chapter headings reflect lesional morphology, eg, "Conditions That Manifest Themselves by Color Change" (chapter 2) and "Dyschromias" (chapter 5); other chapter headings reflect etiology, eg, "Viral Diseases" (chapter 21), and pathogenesis, eg, "Disorders of Keratinization" (chapter 6). The confusion is further intensified within each chapter. In the chapter dealing with conditions that manifest themselves by color change is a discussion of reactions to exogenous influences, including tables on epidermolysis bullosa (which is not discussed in the chapter on bullous disease) and the signs of frostbite. This same chapter contains illustrations of exanthema, psoriatic erythroderma, chillblains,

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