Description: This is an information resource for patients with scleroderma and their families. The book explains in detail the basics about scleroderma, including the varied manifestations of scleroderma in different organ systems.
Purpose: The objective is to serve as a "guide for patients and families." This book will serve well as a comprehensive source of information for patients who wish to learn more about their disease.
Audience: It is intended for the lay population, specifically patients and their families, and the author appears to be a credible authority.
Features: The basic epidemiology, genetics, and manifestations of scleroderma are covered. A section at the end discusses how to cope with the disease. The organization is fairly pedantic, perhaps too much so for a lay target audience.
Assessment: This book does a good job of explaining the various facets of scleroderma to lay people interested in learning everything about disease. It should be a nice starting point for patients who want to find out everything about their potentially complicated disease. My concern is that in these days of Internet searches, the format may seem archaic compared to Google searches.