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Balin, Arthur K., Loretta Pratt Balin, and Marietta Whittlesly. The Life of the Skin. New York: Bantam Books, 1997.

Brynie, Faith Hickman. 101 Questions About Your Skin That Got Under Your Skin Until Now. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1999.

Kenet, Barney J., and Patricia Lawler. Saving Your Skin: Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment of Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1998.

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WWW Sites

Site developed by Roche Laboratories in association with the American Academy of Dermatology presents a comprehensive online acne information resource, including basic facts, such as how and why acne occurs and various treatments.

American Academy of Dermatology
Homepage of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Integumentary System
Site presents a detailed chapter on the integumentary system—including follicles and glands, hair and nails, and skin and sensory reception—from the On-Line Biology textbook.

Integumentary System
Site presents a detailed overview of the main parts of the integumentary system.

Integumentary System Color Images
Site provides links to twenty-six color images of various parts of the integumentary system, such as the a nail bed, hair shaft and follicle, and sebaceous gland.

Introduction to Skin Cancer
Site contains link to the causes of skin cancer, the effects of heredity and environment, diagnosis and treatment information, and a glossary of terms.

Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Site compiled by the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) presents an enormous set of links to sites focusing on various skin, nail, and hair diseases.

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