The Skinny on Skin
Aaron Dalton on the body's largest, and perhaps most mysterious, organ
A Natural History.
By Nina G. Jablonski.
Univ. of California Press. 266 pp. $24.95
If pleasure is the absence of pain, as Epicurus proposed, I might add that it is also the absence of itch. Such was my frame of mind as I approached Nina G. Jablonski’s treatise on skin while in the midst of a flare-up of seborrheic dermatitis. Dermatologists aren’t sure what causes this chronic skin...