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Clinical Pediatric Dermatology

Hugh A. Carithers, MD
JAMA. 1982;247(18):2597. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320430093049.
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Physicians who care for infants and children are challenged by problems involving the skin almost daily. One of the most impressive notations of the importance of skin diseases in pediatrics was made by the great pediatrician who was the first dean of the School of Medicine of Duke University, Wilbert C. Davison, MD. In the early editions of his book The Complete Pediatrician he noted that among 147,359 pediatric hospital and dispensary visits in Baltimore, 16.5% were classified as skin diseases, this being third among eight classifications of disease. Even the two leaders are often accompanied by skin problems.

This book meets a need, and it is probably one of the most important pediatric books to appear in the last decade. As a pediatrician who, during many years of practice, has referred to dermatology books almost as frequently as to the classic generalized pediatric textbooks, I feel that with this


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