Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, 6th Edition

Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, 6th Edition

by Irwin M. Freedberg, Lowell A. Goldsmith, Stephen Katz, K. Frank Austen
     
 

Widely acclaimed dermatologic treatise is completely revised and updated with over forty new chapters and an entirely new section on dermatologic surgery. Features definitive coverage of biology, pathophysiology, etiology, clincial presentation, diagnosis and treatment of all dermatologic conditions as well as systemic disease with skin manifestations. Important new… See more details below

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Widely acclaimed dermatologic treatise is completely revised and updated with over forty new chapters and an entirely new section on dermatologic surgery. Features definitive coverage of biology, pathophysiology, etiology, clincial presentation, diagnosis and treatment of all dermatologic conditions as well as systemic disease with skin manifestations. Important new chapters include growth factors, thermoregulation, cell biology, vitiligo, albinism and more. Firmly places dermatology within the continuum of internal medicine and deploys over 1600 exquisite color photos to depict clinical states. New section summarizes dermatologic surgery for the practitioner with clear instruction on technique and indications.

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Reviewer: Renata H. Mullen, MD (Palo Alto Medical Foundation)
Description: This is an update of a comprehensive textbook of dermatology. The previous edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: The authors aim to provide an all-encompassing, state-of-the-art review of dermatology and to describe the biologic basis for diseases of the skin. These are worthy objectives and they are, for the most part, met.
Audience: The book is written for dermatologists, both residents and practitioners. It is probably too detailed for the nondermatologist. Each chapter is written by a different author and all are credible authorities.
Features: In its 280 chapters, the book covers the entire spectrum of dermatology, including clinical information as well as basic science. The first part of the book consists of a discussion of the biology and development of skin. The remaining parts cover disorders presenting in the skin, infectious diseases, and therapeutics. What is best about this book is that it is truly all-inclusive and encyclopedic, i.e., one can use it to look up almost any skin disorder, no matter how rare. In this respect, it is useful to both residents just learning dermatology as well as to seasoned practitioners and is a valuable reference. The illustrations, which are so important in this visual specialty, are all high quality and in color. There is a new chapter on skin findings in the immunosuppressed host and updated chapters on dermatologic diseases as potential agents of bioterrorism. The biggest shortcoming of this book is its organization, especially the fact that it is two volumes. Although this seems to be a minor point, every time you look something up, you never know whether to pull out volume I or volume II, because there is no clear cut delineation between the two. As the book has almost 3,000 pages, pulling out both volumes at once is cumbersome. Organization would be much improved if all of the basic science, therapeutics, and surgery sections were in one volume (as these sections are not frequently needed), and all of the clinical dermatology in another. A second shortcoming is the great amount of space devoted to basic science, at the expense of the presentation of some clinical entities, some of which are incomplete. For instance, there is no photo and only a short paragraph devoted to pemphigus foliaceus and no clinical photo of lichen striatus. I recently had to look up myiasis and found only a brief paragraph, yet I was able to find a comprehensive discussion in a textbook half the size of this one.
Assessment: Despite the aforementioned shortcomings, the quality and usefulness of this book is unsurpassed and it is a must for the library of every dermatologist.
Farhad Shahandeh
This is the fifth edition of the classic dermatology encyclopedia. The previous edition was published in 1993. This superb textbook covers all aspects of dermatology and is to be used as a detailed and very complete reference. It can be used by dermatologists and dermatology residents, general practitioners (internal and family medicine), cosmetic surgeons, and any other practitioner who treats skin disease. This 3000-page, two-volume encyclopedia is a complete dermatology text, with contributions by over 300 world-renowned authorities that cover the entire spectrum of dermatology including clinical dermatology and therapeutics, dermatopathology, dermatological surgery, and basic sciences in dermatology and immunology. The new edition has over 2200 color photographs and adds coverage of many new topics, including cosmetic and dermatologic surgery, in more than 40 new chapters Excellent diagrams, illustrations, and summary tables are provided, and the text is well written and complete. This classic dermatology book is truly the most prestigious and authoritative American dermatology text available. The new edition is significantly improved and more complete. Overall, this is an outstanding textbook.
Booknews
For those lacking the proper load-bearing pedestal for these hefty volumes, a CD-ROM version with additional illustrations will be available by mid-1999. Highly respected for its breadth and depth of coverage, this work focuses on the entire spectrum of dermatologic disease, including pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, dermatologic surgery, and aesthetic concerns. Following general considerations and a discussion of clinical-pathologic correlations of skin lesions, sections cover: biology and development of skin; disorders presenting in the skin and mucous membranes; dermatology and medicine; diseases due to microbial agents, infestations, bites, and stings; and therapeutics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071380768
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
3328
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.60(h) x 5.29(d)

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