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A Manual of Dermatology for Developing Countries

Alan N. Moshell, MD
JAMA. 1984;251(22):3019-3020. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340460089041.
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Dr Orlando Canizares has a very extensive and long-term interest and personal experience in skin diseases as they appear in the tropics and other underdeveloped areas of the world. In this 355-page textbook, he has attempted to offer medical students and physicians in these areas the basic knowledge needed for the diagnosis and treatment of the commonest skin diseases.

The emphasis is on clinical diagnosis, describing simple laboratory techniques for confirmation when appropriate. The author emphasizes simple and inexpensive treatments in addition to the usually much more expensive newer medications.

This book succeeds in providing sufficient information for the medical student and nondermatologic physician to diagnose and treat the majority of skin diseases seen in these parts of the world. In addition, it is a useful review for American physicians, both dermatologists and nondermatologists, who are increasingly called on to see and treat patients who may have only recently migrated

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