From the pediatric point of view this presents itself as one of the most remarkably complete sources of dermatologic information.
The pediatric diseases are classified by etiology and by age group most commonly affected. The subjects covered range from acne to acrodermatitis enteropathica, from diaper rashes to Darier's disease, from insect bites to incontinentia pigmenti and from any other common to uncommon skin disorder desired to test the completeness of its contents. As in any multiauthored book this volume is characterized by interchapter variability in the depth and quality of the information presented. This variability is somewhat offset by a generous use of photographs, charts, and reference citations. Also the inevitable informational redundancy expected in a comprehensive treatise of this size has been in great part neutralized by the clear cross-reference of material to related subjects in other chapters.
A book like this must be judged not only on its