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Reviewer: Bruce E. Johnson, MD (University of Kansas School of Medicine)
Description: The book uses photos and text to illuminate the dermatologic consequences of systemic illnesses.
Purpose: The author hopes the book will enable clinicians to recognize the dermatologic signs of systemic diseases. The author states that there are no "widely promoted" atlases with this focus. These are fine objectives addressed by the author.
Audience: Practitioners of general medicine, subspecialists in internal medicine, and dermatologists would find this atlas useful. The author is a professor of dermatology at a medical school in New York.
Features: The photos are excellent and appropriately illustrate the chosen topics. There are no references of consequence. The table of contents and index are adequate. The book is attractive and well laid out. The accompanying text is well written and thorough enough. "Classic" images that introduce each chapter are a nice touch.
Assessment: This atlas seeks to cross the line between dermatology and internal medicine by focusing on skin manifestations of systemic disease. The majority of the conditions described are in internal medicine. The photos are excellent and of the highest quality. Although the text overall is precise and appropriate, the inclusion of mnemonics seems unnecessary. A criticism may be directed at the choice of photos — in many cases these represented end-stage examples and often were, in a word, gross. Most physicians would like to think they can detect, diagnose, and treat diseases before reaching the stages chosen to illustrate many of the discussions; of more value, perhaps, would have been to focus on earlier, more subtle skin findings.
Bruce E. Johnson
The book uses photos and text to illuminate the dermatologic consequences of systemic illnesses. The author hopes the book will enable clinicians to recognize the dermatologic signs of systemic diseases. The author states that there are no ""widely promoted"" atlases with this focus. These are fine objectives addressed by the author. Practitioners of general medicine, subspecialists in internal medicine, and dermatologists would find this atlas useful. The author is a professor of dermatology at a medical school in New York. The photos are excellent and appropriately illustrate the chosen topics. There are no references of consequence. The table of contents and index are adequate. The book is attractive and well laid out. The accompanying text is well written and thorough enough. Classic images that introduce each chapter are a nice touch. This atlas seeks to cross the line between dermatology and internal medicine by focusing on skin manifestations of systemic disease. The majority of the conditions described are in internal medicine. The photos are excellent and of the highest quality. Although the text overall is precise and appropriate, the inclusion of mnemonics seems unnecessary. A criticism may be directed at the choice of photos -- in many cases these represented end-stage examples and often were, in a word, gross. Most physicians would like to think they can detect, diagnose, and treat diseases before reaching the stages chosen to illustrate many of the discussions; of more value, perhaps, would have been to focus on earlier, more subtle skin findings.
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Covers exclusively and comprehensively the cutaneous manifestation of systemic diseases. High quality color photographs illustrate the symptoms, and the substantial text describe details and considerations, and in many cases adds mnemonics to help keep readers from forgetting important factors. Student and practicing internists and dermatologists are the principle readership intended, but other specialists might find important information in individual chapters, which include rheumatological. gastrointestinal, infections, and neoplastic diseases. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443087394
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/6/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 251

Table of Contents

Preface
Credits
Acknowledgments
1 Rheumatologic Diseases 1
2 Respiratory Diseases 27
3 Cardiovascular Diseases 43
4 Gastrointestinal Diseases 59
5 Renal Diseases 91
6 Hematologic Diseases 99
7 Endocrine Diseases 111
8 Neurologic Diseases 123
9 Infectious Diseases 137
10 Immunodeficiency Diseases 165
11 Neoplastic Diseases 185
12 Dermatologic Diseases and Cutaneous Drug Reactions 215
Index 233
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