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May 1965

Manual of Dermatologic Syndromes.

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By Thomas Butterworth and Lyon P. Strean. Price, $3.50. Pp 76. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 330 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(5):619. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.03860170101028

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In contrast to Dr. Butterworth's recent useful contribution, Clinical Genodermatology, yet related to it, this tiny tome is not so much a book as a long list, bound in the manner of a book. A "manual" it is, in that it may be rather easily hidden in the palm of an acromegalic hand. Its paper quality is not outstanding; its "quasileatherette" cover tends to remain rolled and not lie flat; it suggests that it might like to be carried in a pocket, rather than sit on a shelf were it disturbs the customary array by its smallness, yet there would seem to be too few realistic occasions for its use to justify a permanent place in one's coat pocket; it has no charts, diagrams, photographs, or typographical complexity—one must indeed wonder why the publishers ask $3.50 for it. Perhaps the contents justify it?

But no, one finds only the most

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