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April 1994

Geriatric Dermatology: Color Atlas and Practitioner's Guide

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Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1994;130(4):532. doi:10.1001/archderm.1994.01690040140028

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As a consultant for a 750-bed geriatric institution in Boston, Mass, I have often been asked to recommend a good overall textbook in geriatric dermatology. With the publication of this text, I now have an answer to the question. In preparation for this review, I was made aware of another text with which I am not familiar: Geriatric Dermatology: Clinical Diagnosis and Practical Therapy by Newcomer and Young (New York, NY, Igaku-Shoin Medical Publishers Inc, 1989). As I was unable to obtain a copy of this text, this review presents no comparison point of view.

Geriatric Dermatology:  Color Atlas and Practitioner's Guide, as the title describes, is a 250-page color atlas and practitioner's guide. There are seven chapters: ''Inflammatory Conditions,'' ''Infections,'' ''Skin Signs of Systemic Disease,'' ''Regional Dermatoses,'' ''Benign Tumors,'' ''Premalignant Tumors,'' and ''Malignant Tumors.'' The first chapter, an overview, summarizes the biology, histology, and physiology of aging skin, both

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