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July 1991

Syndromes of the Head and Neck

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Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(7):1089. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680060165037

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Victor A. McKusick wrote the following in the first edition of Robert Gorlin's Syndromes of the Head and Neck: "Specialists such as ophthalmologists, dermatologists, and dentists have always been in the enviable position of being able to study disease with simple clinical methods." This new edition by Drs Gorlin, Cohen, and Levin (deceased), with several contributors, will continue to appeal to all who enjoy careful clinical observation. Those familiar with the previous editions will recognize that the title of the book is misleading: the authors acknowledge that fact by expressing their reluctance to abandon the well-known title used in the earlier editions. This text covers far more than syndromes limited to the head and neck. It is a 1000-page, comprehensive collection of over 700 syndromes. It is not a textbook of human genetics, but it serves as a superb reference text. Unlike the earlier editions in which syndromes were listed

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