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Why a book on cosmetics? More importantly, why review such a book in an internal medicine journal? The answer is simple: Even if questions about cosmetics have not penetrated into your practice, they have almost certainly become part of your daily life. Who has not been asked about isotretinoin for cutaneous photo-aging?
There are other books that deal with cosmetics but they have deadly faults. Many are written by physicians intimately associated with the pharmaceutical industry pushing their products. Others have all the flavor of a college chemistry handbook. Yet others are aimed at the lay public entirely and do
Cosmetics in Dermatology. Ann Intern Med. ;114:255–256. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-3-255_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(3):255-256.
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