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October 1992

Clues to Diagnosis in Dermatopathology, Volume 2

Author Affiliations

Baltimore, Md

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(10):1423. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680200135037

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In extralarge pages of beautifully detailed color photomicrographs, a brief text, and some clinical photographs, Bernard Ackerman and two of his coworkers at New York (NY) University provide a second collection of clues to microscopic diagnosis in dermatopathology. Starting in the stratum corneum and working down, a single photomicrograph without any caption provides a clue to the diagnosis of a particular disease, followed by additional pictures at different magnifications, an explanation, and a brief discussion with an occasional reference. Since the 100 conditions illustrated are a seemingly random assortment of neoplastic and inflammatory diseases, the effect on the reader is as if he were a visitor to the laboratory during a daily signout. Such a visit would be an exciting opportunity for a neophyte or experienced dermatopathologist to learn the tricks of a master. Ackerman succeeds in reproducing such an experience in book form. An alphabetic index enables the book

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