This basic textbook of dermatology should be well received throughout the Spanish-speaking world. It was written by a dermatologist from El Salvador, who trained at the Centro Dermatológico Pascua in Mexico City and the Hospital das Clínicas in São Paulo, Brazil. Dr Hernandez Perez is presently head of the Department of Dermatology at the University of El Salvador.
This text is written and subdivided in a traditional manner and had its beginnings in material presented to medical students in the author's department. This was the book's most appealing aspect to me, as it reflected to a modest degree how dermatology is being taught in El Salvador. But I was disappointed that the book did not demonstrate more strongly the special types of dermatologic practice now current in El Salvador.
The book is divided into 26 chapters and includes 324 pages of easy-to-read text. There are short, worthwhile chapters on tuberculosis,