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