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When Dermatology, by Pillsbury, Shelley, and Kligman made its debut in 1956, it was widely heralded as the first new dermatology text to appear in many years. A handsome one-volume work of 1282 pages, it was unique because it emphasized diagnosis through the study of primary and secondary lesions, distribution patterns, associated systemic findings, "applied" physiology, and psychologic aspects. It carefully avoided using terms that the authors considered complex and outmoded as designations for dermatologic disease. In achieving this novel approach to the presentation of dermatologic disease, the otherwise valuable text failed to adequately discuss or identify a small but
Dermatology.. Ann Intern Med. ;85:838. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-838_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):838.
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