This book offers much more than one would expect from the title. It is written in a clear and concise style and not only deals with the skin as an autonomous organ, but correlates the cutaneous organ and its manifestations with the entire field of medicine.
The first part (120 pages) describes the histophysiology of the skin, methods and technics of examination, including "Brocq's Alphabet of Dermatological Lesions" and allergic and biologic tests. The second part deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the common dermatoses, which are classified according to their primary lesions and localization. Rare dermatoses are briefly mentioned.
The book offers a wealth of carefully selected methods of therapy, including physiotherapeutic procedures. Each of the 320 photographs is accompanied by an extensive descriptive text.
The book is written primarily for students and junior dermatologists. The experienced specialist will also find it of value in that it groups