This latest addition to the monumental new Jadassohn Handbuch again rates the highest accolades. Readers loath to do battle with the German language will rejoice at finding a third of this book written in English. Unfortunately, English is not a happy alternative for all the non-German authors—the chapter on blood vessels written by G. Moretti, an Italian, is barely intelligible.
The histology and histochemistry of normal skin, organized by functional anatomic units, are followed by interesting and useful chapters on comparative histology, embryology, aging, and postmortem changes. The two concluding sections on the general pathology of subcutaneous fat and "deposit" diseases seem out of place and should have been included in the succeeding volume—in which are two misplaced chapters on anatomy.
Most of the contributors are acknowledged authorities; familiar names include Strauss and Pochi on the sebaceous gland, Ellis on the eccrine gland, Pinkus on embryology, and Brody on the