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May 1991

Handbook of Paediatric Dermatology

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Lyon, France

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(5):750. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680040162030

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Five years after the first edition, John Harper's Handbook of Paediatric Dermatology reappears, updated with new chapters. This book is particularly dedicated to postgraduate students in pediatrics and dermatologists in training or in practice.

The book is divided into 28 chapters reviewing all aspects of pediatric dermatology. Every chapter is divided into small sections describing in a few words one disease or one special clinical aspect of a disease. For each of these small divisions, there is a brief clinical description, a brief pathophysiological overview, and the usual treatment of the disease. The management of specific diseases is clearly explained and is accompanied by advice for parents. Many color clinical photographs accompany clinical descriptions of most entities and many differential diagnoses. A bibliography of four to seven major references is provided for each chapter.

Chapter 1 deals with general aspects of skin examination in children, and chapter 2 does a

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