The editor of this book on lupus erythematosus, Dr. Edmund L. Dubois, contributes over 70% of the 406 manuscript pages. Dr. Bruce Cruickshank's section on the pathologic findings in the disease is excellent; other authors discuss briefly specific aspects of the lupus erythematosus problem.
In the sections on clinical manifestations, the relationship of lupus to other so-called collagen diseases, differential diagnosis, and treatment, Dr. Dubois draws heavily on his personal experience with the care of over 500 lupus erythematosus patients at Los Angeles County Hospital. However, each section has a comprehensive review of the publications and opinions of others. This bibliography of almost 1,500 references is a valuable part of the book.
Having analyzed his own experience carefully (aided by extensive statistical tabulations), and having reviewed the opinions of others, Dr. Dubois takes a clearcut stand on most areas of controversy about the diagnosis and treatment of lupus erythematosus. In