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August 1986


Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(8):949. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660200123038

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Even though the format of this book is similar to other publications on sarcoidosis, the clarity of the writing and the thoroughness with which the subject is reviewed make it a joy to read. The authors are to be congratulated for generating what is clearly going to become a classic treatise on this disease. The book is divided into 27 chapters, reflecting the vast number of research publications undertaken, and the multisystem nature of sarcoidosis. The considerable clinical experience of Dr Scadding, who is able to contrast his observations based on numerous cases, with those published in the literature is impressive. Valuable clinical examples are also included in the various chapters, aimed to stress the extensive and often difficult differential diagnosis faced by the clinician dealing with this disease. With one exception (plate 8), the photographic material in the book is excellent; particular attention having been devoted to the radiographs,

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