Histopathology of the Skin

Elson B. Helwig, MD
JAMA. 1967;202(6):554-555. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130190160045.
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Just as preceding editions of this book have proved to be of substantial diagnostic aid to histopathologists and particularly to those not primarily concerned with dermatopathology, the fourth and latest edition should not be an exception. Its length is increased by 141 pages to 794, but—agreeably for the user— it still remains a book of manageable size. Even so, most of the significant lesions, the common as well as the unusual, are covered. New references have been added.

The format of the chapters and sections is excellent, and the headings are clear and concise. The style is didactic and to the point, with a tendency to emphasize the primary pathologic changes and avoid the variations. The specialist in dermal pathology probably would like a broader and deeper discussion. In the fourth edition, about 40 diseases not mentioned in the third are described, and several entities are assigned to other chapters


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