"...brilliantly suceeds in enticing you to look further. The writing is clear, and the joint British-American authorship avoids any parochial views." --BMJ
"...a very well-presented book...an excellent aid for teaching. I recommend this book highly to individuals and departments." --J Derm Treatment
"...I would certainly recommend this book...The photographs are, without exception, excellent representations of the clinical problems described..." Dermatology in Practice
"I commend this book to anyone looking for a comprehensive, up to date and readable guide to the subject" Family Practice
This book acknowledges that clinical dermatology is a visual specialty. The route to diagnostic understanding is a combination of access to photographic material combined with a simple scheme for recognising primary skin lesions. Clinical dermatology is designed to help undergraduate medical students, general practitioners, general physicians (the secondary market) requiring a fundamental knowledge of dermatology, and trainee dermatologists. The book contains chapters which cover all the common skin diseases in the context of their underlying pathological processes and the way in which disturbances of the function of the skin produce recognisable physical signs. These are punctuated by short, sometimes witty learning points. It also includes chapters which set skin disease in perspective (including skin and psyche), describe the structure and function of the skin and review immunology of the skin. At the end of the book there is an important chapter on drug reactions and a comprehensive section of dermatological therapy followed by a formulary. The formulary includes preparations used in both the UK and USA. Drugs are referred to by both approved and trade names. This new edition includes three new chapters; racially pigmented skin, dermatology in different age groups (inc pregnancy), cosmetic dermatology. There will be increased coverage of lasers, 'biologicals', and dermatoscopy throughout the book and the fourth edtion will contains summary boxes of the main UK and USA guidelines for the first time. A true bestseller in dermatology for the non-specialist
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