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February 1990

Manual of Dermatologic Therapeutics: With Essentials of Diagnosis

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Seattle, Wash

Arch Dermatol. 1990;126(2):262. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670260134036

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This is the fourth edition of Dr Kenneth Arndt's scholarly compendium of dermatologic therapeutics. This "manual," now in its 15th year of existence, is a truly handy reference work for the student, the resident, and the practicing dermatologist. It is probably fair to say that a majority of textbooks of dermatology tend to express a confusing lack of unanimity for therapeutic recommendations for many diseases and, alas, little documentation thereof. Hence the advent of the first edition was a welcome addition to your reviewer's library, particularly because Arndt's concise and carefully organized manual is well documented. Moreover, each ensuing edition, including this fourth edition, has incorporated relevant new revisions and references.

The fourth edition differs from the third in content and organization as exemplified by the significantly smaller print size and that the 17 color illustrations are arranged more compactly as a small atlas to which has been added a

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