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September 1990

Atlas of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1990;126(9):1247. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670330127033

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Drs Morse, Moreland, and Thompson have produced the ultimate atlas of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This coffee-table-sized text, with hundreds of amazing glossy illustrations, intends to cover every aspect of STDs. Clearly, with the increasing incidence of and changing trends in STDs, and the fact that the prevalence of these diseases impacts on all physicians, an attempt to summarize the expanding literature of STDs is a necessary and noteworthy development.

This book is well organized into 12 chapters, each chapter representing a single disease. This book is filled with photographs, colorful tables, graphs, and histopathological drawings. Included is information on the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory science, treatment, and microbiological aspects of each STD. The final chapter, "Nonvenereal Genital Dermatoses," is appreciated, as these diseases are commonly confused with some STDs. The photographs are extraordinary—this book's most outstanding feature. Most photographs are of excellent quality, with only a few overexposed. The

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