Changing paradigms in dermatology: new ways to examine the skin using noninvasive imaging methods.

  title={Changing paradigms in dermatology: new ways to examine the skin using noninvasive imaging methods.},
  author={William Abramovits and Lisa C. Stevenson},
  journal={Clinics in dermatology},
  volume={21 5},
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