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October 1995

An Atlas of Vulval Disease: A Combined Dermatological, Gynaecological, and Venereological Approach

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Wellesley Hills, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1995;131(10):1221. doi:10.1001/archderm.1995.01690220129031

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This is an extremely practical and interesting atlas of vulvar disease that has much to teach about how to recognize as well as treat vulvar disease. For many dermatologists whose training and experience in diagnosing vulvar conditions is limited, this concise book filled with excellent photography can serve as an invaluable and user-friendly guide.

In the preface, the authors (who are from various specialties) appropriately stress the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to vulvar disease; indeed, much of the information and photographs in the atlas are compiled from clinical settings in which dermatologists, gynecologists, and urologists participated. In an effort to reach and educate physicians from several specialties, the book includes information for nondermatologists, ie, photographs of psoriasis and lichen planus in extragenital areas.

Several chapters deserve special praise. Chapter 1 clearly describes the anatomy of the vulva, with well-illustrated diagrams depicting various anatomic regions shaded in different colors. In

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