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December 1975

Dermatology: Diagnosis and Treatment of Cutaneous Disorders

Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(12):1627. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330120105027

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In the past ten years there has been a number of brief textbooks dealing with dermatology. It is my belief that this book may be one of the best, and deserves a serious look by anyone who has not had extensive training in the specialty and who is faced with the day-to-day care of patients with common dermatologic problems. The book contains 207 excellent illustrations, 57 of which are large color plates. The subject of regional diagnoses is presented in a unique format that should be quite helpful to practicing physicians and ancillary health care personnel when they are faced with a difficult differential diagnostic problem, such as diffuse alopecia, nail dystrophies, or mucous membrane lesions. References are current, conveniently located following each major topic, and contain a large number of review articles.

The book contains a concise but factual and well-written chapter on embryology, anatomy, and physiology of the

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