The authors have accumulated a wealth of material from the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pa, to assemble a comprehensive illustrated volume of pediatric dermatology that includes clinical as well as microscopic and immunohistochemical aspects of each disease.
Printed on glossy acid-free paper, the book consists of 334 pages with 21 chapters that include hereditary, infectious, sensitivity, and malignant disorders and others. Each chapter is well illustrated with a total of 524 black-and-white illustrations, most of which are of high quality. However, some of the low-power microscopic pictures are not clear. There are 198 color illustrations assembled into two sections, each with 16 color plates; they are all excellent reproductions. In addition, this volume contains an abundance of excellent tables. Particularly useful are the chapters on the "Newborn," "Hair and Nails," "Lymphoproliferative Disorders," and "Unclassified Disorders."
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