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February 1989


Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(2):303. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670140155036

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This third revised monograph, which has been written by two world authorities on leprosy, R. H. Thangaraj, the senior author, an orthopedic and plastic surgeon, and S. J. Yawalkar, a dermatologist in the Clinical Research Department of Ciba-Geigy Corp, Summit, NJ, has been developed especially for medical practitioners and allied health personnel. In spite of its size (108 pages, nine pages more than the previous edition), it is a comprehensive, concise, current, well-written and well-illustrated clinical book. The increase in pagination is due to the addition of a new chapter, entitled "Eye Involvement in Leprosy," that describes concisely and adequately the anatomy of the eye, as well as the diagnosis and management of the lesions of the eye and its neighboring structures. There are 135 illustrations, 20 more than in previous editions; they are of excellent quality and include 88 clinical color photographs of patients. There are eight very informative

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