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June 1993

Clinical Tropical Dermatology

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Charlestown, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1993;129(6):805. doi:10.1001/archderm.1993.01680270149036

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The second edition of Clinical Tropical Dermatology is a thorough book on the indicated topic. It consists of 13 sections divided into 39 chapters that cover the gamut of infectious and noninfectious tropical skin diseases and conditions. Infectious diseases, such as Lyme disease, which tend to occur in more temperate climates, are also discussed. The international panel of authors provides a range of perspectives.

In general, the book is well written. The type is easy on the eyes and not densely set. Black-and-white photographs of good quality are interspersed throughout the text, and a collection of color prints that graphically demonstrate a variety of diseases adorns the center of this volume. A number of appendixes are attached, including a basic formulary of topical therapy. This appendix could prove useful in the field and includes everything from formulations for sunscreens containing titanium dioxide to Castellani's paint. The index contains appropriate cross-referencing.

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