Women's Dermatology: From Infancy to Maturity

Women's Dermatology: From Infancy to Maturity

by Lawrence C. Parish
     
 

This is an all-encompassing one-of-a-kind clinical reference of suprem e authority on dermatology in the female from infancy to adulthood. It contains over 50 chapters in seven sections covering psychodermatolog y, the dermatologic and the gynecologic examination, basic concepts of skin structure and function from infant to mature adult, general derm atology,

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This is an all-encompassing one-of-a-kind clinical reference of suprem e authority on dermatology in the female from infancy to adulthood. It contains over 50 chapters in seven sections covering psychodermatolog y, the dermatologic and the gynecologic examination, basic concepts of skin structure and function from infant to mature adult, general derm atology, infections and infestations including STDs and AIDS, topograp hic dermatology, diseases and conditions limited to the female, cultur al attributes, the battered woman, transsexuality, tobacco, alcohol an d drugs, therapeutic considerations, and prevention and rejuvenation. Includes bibliographic references and index.

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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Private Practice)
Description: The title suggests that dermatologic topics specifically pertaining to women are covered in this book. However, there is considerable overlap with general dermatology subjects that are not specific to women.
Purpose: The goals are ambitious and are not adequately met in this book. The authors try to accomplish too many things and succeed in covering many topics but not as in-depth as I would like to have seen.
Audience: The book is aimed at general medical practitioners and gynecologists who have a predominantly female practice.
Features: There are interesting chapters such as transexuality, menstrual-associated skin disorders, battered women, and cultural skin attributes. Unfortunately, they consist of only a few pages and the information is presented in a very general manner. The chapter on transexuality has a long discussion on tattoo removal but there is a paucity of other issues a dermatologist may face with such patients. The chapters on breast and vulvar disorders are lacking in detail on treatment.
Assessment: The concept of a book devoted to female dermatology is a good one. The authors need to narrow their scope of coverage to succeed. In the meantime, I would recommend one of the other texts available on vulvar dermatology and dermatoses of pregnancy to supplement one's library on female dermatology.
2 Stars from Doody
Booknews
This text provides a study of both normal and pathologic skin, as it may concern the female patient due to the structure and function of the skin, hormonal influences, and sociocultural and psycho-social factors. The 52 chapters begin with a description of the various phases of female sexual development, from the newborn through adulthood, including changes that take place in the genitals during puberty and during the fertile periods. They also give guidelines for the gynecological examination and highlight special female conditions such as menstruation, menopause, pregnancy, the difficult task of drug selection during pregnancy, and problems related to the cultural attributes of women. Extensively illustrated with color images. Edited by dermatologists Lawrence Charles Parish (Jefferson Medical College), Sarah Brenner (Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center) and Marcia Ramos-e- Silva (Federal U. of Rio de Janeiro). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850700869
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/15/2001
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.42(d)

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