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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Kathleen E Kramer, MD (Stanford University)
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.