Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatologyby Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, Machiel K. Polano, Dick Suurmond, Klaus Wolff
"Should serve as a standard against which all future atlases will be measured."New England Journal of Medicine, on a previous edition. This trusted, best selling color atlas presents a wide array of skin conditions, from the most common to life-threatening melanoma and HIV/AIDS. Retains its easy-to-use format that depicts each disease entity, then thoroughly describes the disorder with a brief overview: epidemiology and etiology; history; physical exam; differential diagnosis; laboratory findings; diagnosis; and management. Now features dozens of new and improved illustrations, current management strategies, an updated two-color design, and case reports where appropriate. Unsurpassed for its low price, extensive use of superb color illustrations, and ease of use by health care professionals at all levels.
Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition
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Description: This fourth edition is replete with photos of skin diseases ranging from the benign to the deadly. Text complements the photos, providing clinically useful information about etiology, diagnosis and treatment. This atlas, replacing the 1997 version, adds depth to the text as well as new photos.
Purpose: In dermatology, a picture really is worth a thousand words; often the best way to identify a skin disease is by comparing it to photos or diagrams. This atlas, with 680 photos, provides a field guide to visual recognition of skin disorders.
Audience: This book is aimed at healthcare professionals and would be useful in any primary care clinic, emergency room, or urgent care center. Medical students and residents on clinical rotations would also find this helpful.
Features: The atlas is divided into several sections, grouping disease entities by morphology, location, and etiology. Photos of most of these are presented. These photos are of high quality and generally demonstrate the important aspects of each condition very well. A short, succinct text accompanies each condition. This is expanded from the previous versions so that this atlas not only aids in visual recognition and diagnosis, but also gives valuable information about diagnostic considerations, treatment, systemic issues, etc. A section on how to describe lesions aids not only in diagnosis, but also in one's ability to discuss a condition with colleagues.
Assessment: This atlas is accessible and easy to use. The photos are excellent and numerous. This new edition improves on the past editions with new photos and text which make this book more valuable to any healthcare practitioner.
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