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December 1969

A Dictionary of Dermatological Words, Terms and Phrases.

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Am J Dis Child. 1969;118(6):936-937. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1969.02100040938025

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Actually, this is a "readable" dictionary, not just a reference work. For some time Morris Leider, assisted by Morris Rosenblum, has been interested in a truly interpretive book of dermatology. To further this plan, Dome Laboratory supported this work. We have been familiar in the past with the excerpts scanned as the letters of the alphabet were developed and parts were sent to dermatologists. We agree, "this is an age of rapid integration, change and accretion."

So with Latin and Greek backgrounds, and with an amazing and detailed collection of skin diseases, usually textbook and some not, you have an unusual book. Characteristic and pompous dermatological verbosity, syndromes of French, Latin, and even folklore phraseology complete this. So you refer to this book to get what is so popular nowadays, a perspective of dermatology, then you use your reference works for details.

This "textbook dictionary" belongs, quite properly, in the

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