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Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology II is the second volume of a pair to appear in a similar format and with similar intent, as stated in the preface. The book considers a series of two dermatopathologic entities by way of a point-counterpoint juxtaposition of contrasting histologic observations. The point-counterpoint format has been successfully employed by the senior author as a teaching-lecture method, and many of the discussions replicate discussions in Dr Ackerman's printed course materials. In all, 45 dermatopathologic dyads are presented. The book is illustrated with 270 color photomicrographs and 90 gross color photographs. The volume is appended with a glossary and an index.
Dr Ackerman and associates apparently took to heart Dr John T. Headington's review of the antecedent volume of this, to date, limited series of two books. Dr Headington faulted the choice of entities discussed in the first volume and suggested that he would have preferred to
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