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June 1988

The Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Skin

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(6):964-965. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670060088028

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This volume by Dr Wheatley on the subject of the sebaceous gland is the ninth and last in a published series of basic topics in dermatology that has been edited by Professor Jarrett of London. It is no less excellent than its predecessors.

Two unique features characterize this book on the sebaceous glands. First, it is, insofar as I am aware, the most complete treatment of the subject ever published. Two hundred eighty pages of text thoroughly encompass virtually every aspect of the sebaceous gland, including chapters with detailed accounts of animal sebaceous glands and of sebaceous gland neoplasms. The subject matter is so extensively covered that it should surfeit even the most ardent student of the sebaceous gland. Second, it has been entirely written by Dr Wheatley himself. Solo authorship in a venture of this kind is not commonplace nowadays, yet this prodigious undertaking has yielded an eminently successful

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