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July 1987

Clinical Dermatology: An Illustrated Textbook,

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(7):958. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660310128030

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This second edition of Clinical Dermatology: An Illustrated Textbook has been extensively revised and rewritten to give medical students, residents, and nondermatologists a thorough introduction to common skin disorders and the essential concepts of uncommon dermatologic diseases.

Dr Mackie has once again included an introductory chapter on history taking, the dermatologic examination and ancillary tests, as well as a very concise chapter that reviews the basic anatomy and physiology of the skin and its appendages. The remaining 14 chapters, which cover both common and uncommon skin disorders, are organized by either morphology of a particular group of lesions (psoriasis and papulosquamous, blistering diseases), specific disease processes (infections, autoimmune disorders, and drug eruptions), or histology or localization (disorders of melanocytes and of hair, nails, and sweat glands). In addition, there is a very concise chapter on cutaneous manifestations of internal disease and a chapter on skin tumors and pediatric dermatology. Though

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