ACNE and ROSACEA

  • Gerd Plewig
  • Albert M. Kligman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Acne

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 3-4
    3. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 5-25
    4. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 26-31
    5. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 33-57
    6. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 59-71
    7. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 73-74
    8. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 75-77
    9. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 79-85
    10. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 87-121
    11. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 122-124
    12. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 125-169
    13. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 170-219
    14. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 221-225
  3. Animal Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 229-233
    3. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 234-239
    4. Gerd Plewig, Albert M. Kligman
      Pages 241-243
  4. The Acnes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-246

About this book

Introduction

"One Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words" CONFUCIUS The material on which this account is based derives from observations of several thousand of adolescents with acne. All have been treated; many hundreds have been biopsied and have participated in various tests. These constitute our bona fides. Our plan and intentions are as follows: Firstly, we have sought to create a portfolio of still-life pictures of the gross and microscopic anatomy of acne. This will be a photographic record of what acne looks like, of its usual and unusual features, its arch typical as well as of its recondite visages. Secondly, we wish to create a moving picture of acne rather than an atlas. We hope the reader will have the feeling of being in a theater watching an unusual drama. Since anatomy can only come to life when animated by physiology, a vigorous attempt has been made to collate function with structure. It is the eye that observes but it is the mind that sees. Finally, this book is intended for those who wish to understand and treat acne more effectively. The themes are programmed for the clinician. This book will be chiefly a didactic account and not a detailed report of research. We present ourselves as teachers, not as investigators. We conceive it to be the prime mission of medical research to learn how to identify, prevent, and treat the disease. We shall present our personal therapeutic strategies, the ones we use to treat acne patients.

Keywords

Acne Akne Rosacea endocrinology histopathology physiology stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerd Plewig
    • 1
  • Albert M. Kligman
    • 2
  1. 1.Dermatologische Klinik und PoliklinikUniversität MünchenMünchen 2Germany
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-97234-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97236-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97234-8
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