Morphological Diagnosis of Skin Disease: A Study of the Living Gross Pathology of the Skin
The reason dermatology exists as a specialty is because those trained therein can make diagnoses by direct examination of the skin. Although it may seem a simple task to diagnose a skin disease by inspection, this is not always the case - particularly today, when there is a lack of educational training in what the author terms visual literacy, the true heart of dermatology.
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Areaction in theskin characterized by an active orpassive redness
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