The Color Atlas of Family Medicine [NOOK Book]


Crisp, color photos of 1,500 disease symptoms

The Color Atlas of Family Medicine is an indispensable resource for family doctors, who come across more rashes, eye problems, skin cancers, and infections than any single specialist. Jammed with superb clinical photos cover to cover, it provides concise text ...

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Crisp, color photos of 1,500 disease symptoms

The Color Atlas of Family Medicine is an indispensable resource for family doctors, who come across more rashes, eye problems, skin cancers, and infections than any single specialist. Jammed with superb clinical photos cover to cover, it provides concise text to aid in differential diagnosis and management approaches.

One feature particularly useful to family physicians is the way the photos are organized. Rather than classing the images by final diagnosis, as other such books do, the authors have placed them in order of appearance and clinical presentation. Evidence-based treatment recommendations are provided for each malady. The Color Atlas of Family Medicine includes high-quality photos depicting dermatologic, cancerous, oral, rheumatologic, immunologic, oral, and many other disorders. It also offers complete coverage of endoscopy and women's health.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is what a modern textbook should be. It is concise yet comprehensive in the breadth of topics and, as the title suggests, robust with color photographs of extraordinarily good quality.
Purpose: The editors state clearly in the preface that family physicians see a wide variety of conditions that lend themselves to an atlas such as this, and they support the pictures with evidence-based information, which makes this book so worthwhile and valuable. The editors and contributors balance the images and text, in an extremely useful way.
Audience: Although the title puts the focus on family physicians, the book clearly is a tremendous resource for all, including internal medicine practitioners, students, and those in every specialty who may only rarely encounter some of these conditions. The list of contributors is extensive and well balanced, bringing together experts from all specialties of medicine.
Features: The format makes the book very easy to read. Each chapter begins with a characteristic patient, a short epidemiology along with the pertinent pathophysiology and diagnostic modalities, and the potential differential diagnosis. Chapters also include pertinent recent literature and patient resource references. This is a most useful approach. The color photography is extremely well done. It is apparent that this endeavor took many years and much work to accumulate. The editors should be commended.
Assessment: By far, this is one of the best, most useful textbooks I have seen in a very long time. It is a must for the library of every primary care physician.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071641159
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/13/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 650
  • File size: 75 MB
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Meet the Author

Richard Usatine, MD, Vice-Chair, Education, Director of 3rd year clerkship, Department of Family Practice, University of Texas San Antonio

James Tysinger, PhD, Deputy Chair of Education, Department of Family Practice, University of Texas San Antonio

Heidi Chumley, MD, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

Mindy Ann Smith, MD, Department of Family Practice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

E.J. Mayeaux, MD, Department of Family Medicine, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction – Learning with images

2. Digital Photography

3. Family

4. Ophthalmology

5. ENT

6. Oral Health

7. Heart/Cardiovascular

8. Pulmonary

9. Gastrointestinal Disorders

10. Urinary/Urology

11. Obstetrics– and Gynecology

12. Musculoskeletal Problems

13. Podiatry

14. Dermatology

A. Skin Cancer
B. Precancer or Early Cancer
C. Benign Neoplasms
D. Bacterial
E. Viral
F. Fungal
G. Parasitic
H. Hair Disorders
I. Nail Disorders
J. Dermatitis/Allergic
K. Acneiform Disorders
L. Skin Conditions in Early Childhood
M. Immunologic
N. Vascular
O. Pigmentary disorders
P. Other
Q. Derm surgical techniques

15. Infectious Diseases

16. Endocrine

17. Neurology

18. Substance Abuse and Consequences

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Easy reference to use

    Easy to find most topics and the color photos are invaluable in identifying diseases. Wish I had something like this available 30 years ago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2009

    Amazing book for Medical Students and Primary Care Physicians

    I was amazed with the usefulness of this book during a rotation during my fourth year of medical school. The photos are amazing in clarity and relevance and complement the text material very well. I found the dermatology section very useful, especially since our curriculum during medical school is skim on dermatology. I also appreciate the organization of material in each chapter and how easy it is to briefly read material or look at visual aids for help with diagnosis.
    I will definitely continue to use this book as a resource during my residency as well as during practice. I would recommend this book for ALL MEDICAL STUDENTS and all primary care residents. I also recommend every library in hospitals, medical schools, and residency programs keep at least one copy.

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