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Clinical Dermatology [Kindle Edition]

Thomas P. Habif
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Widely recognized as the world’s leading dermatology manual, the new edition of Habif’s Clinical Dermatology has been exhaustively updated to reflect today’s best practices. A wealth of new features makes it easier, than any other resource, to identify, treat, and manage the full range of skin diseases. And now, with Expert Consult functionality, you’ll have quick access to the complete contents online as well as hundreds of additional images, useful appendices, the DDx Mannequin, and so much more.

  • Presents outstanding photographs for virtually every common skin disorder.

  • Organizes disease information with a Disorders Index on the inside front cover, allowing for quick access to specific guidance, and a brand new Regional Diagnosis Atlas in chapter 1.

  • Uses a consistent format in every chapter to present information in a logical, easy-reference fashion.
  • Features extensive revisions throughout that highlight the newest developments in diagnosis and treatment, giving you the absolute latest on virtually every skin disorder.
  • Presents an updated online DDx Mannequin that helps you view the likeliest differential diagnoses for skin lesions in any body region.
  • Over 1000 full color photographs, incorporating 500 brand-new, never-before-published images for enhanced visual diagnostic guidance.
  • Offers expanded material on non-white skin that prepares you to diagnose and treat different patient populations.
  • Provides coverage of tropical diseases to help you treat patients who have been traveling abroad.

Editorial Reviews


"What makes the book unique is that it has a single author, and the same crisp writing style exists from the first page to the last. All of the chapters flow beautifully. Clinical Dermatology is highly recommended for general practitioners and will likely be the only dermatology textbook needed." JAMA, April 11, 2012-Vol 307, No. 14, p1534

***2010 BMA Book Awards - Highly Commended - Medicine category***

"This is an easy to use book, with beautiful clear illustrations and a useful disorders index. It is easy to use as a quick reference with well-laid-out tables and internet access." Judges Comments

Doody's Review - July 2010


This is a practical, useful guide to sound diagnoses of most of the more common dermatologic diseases with useful treatment protocols.


It is a useful, practical guide, easily accessible to dermatologists and nondermatologists alike, to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of the more common skin diseases. A practical yet thorough guide like this is very useful in the field and the book attains its goal splendidly.


Dr. Habif is a leader in the field of dermatology and is a master at imparting information in a clear and concise manner. He writes his book for students, nondermatologists, and dermatologists, and all will find it accessible, useful, easy to read and understand, and worthy of reading.


Suggestions on how best to access and glean the most from the book start things off. A few minutes here and this detailed and thorough book becomes an easy and quick guide. Some basic chapters follow on nomenclature, necessary for communication in the field, and on topical steroids, which need to be understood in order to be safely and effectively used. The remainder of the book is divided into classes of disease. Unique features include an expanded online component with surgical procedures, references, and a dermatologic formulary. The latter will be updated and, thus, kept current. An index of disorders on the inside cover enables quick reference. The first page has a two-page index of commonly used medications and the last has a more detailed list of topical steroids. The book is thorough and detailed, yet easy to access quickly and will remain current with the companion web site.


Dr Habif has refined his textbook, and this fifth edition is an easy to access, useful, practical guide that practicing dermatologists can turn to daily, nondermatologists can use to accurately diagnose and treat most of the more common dermatologic conditions, and students can use to learn dermatology in a useful and thorough manner. Because of the great attention paid to every aspect of this book, it is more practical and useful, while remaining thorough and detailed, than any other in dermatology.


Weighted Numerical Score: 95 - 4 Stars!

Product Details

  • File Size: 298394 KB
  • Print Length: 1040 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Mosby; 5 edition (November 25, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0061QATC6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #555,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference but also written for students. December 30, 2010
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I got this as a reference book to keep around but before doing my 4th year Derm rotation opened it up and found that it has a nice preface for how a medical student can use it to get up to speed on dermatology. I've only read the first few chapters but it's readable as a text as well as being a well known reference book. They added two chapters in this edition at the beginning that help you to make a differential diagnosis based on the type of lesion and the location.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Used every day June 3, 2011
I am an urgent care physician and have been using an earlier edition and now this edition in my practice. I use it for teaching both students and residents who rotate with me, and often will use it with patients to illustrate why I do (or don't) think their rash is what they think it is. My older edition has started to fall apart and luckily a new edition was available. I have learned so much from the text and feel very confident in my dermatology diagnosis and treatments. I have used other references, but I always come back to my Habif for confirmation. It clearly is the best reference.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, Kindle Version Incomplete March 25, 2014
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This reference is easy to use and very informative. Unfortunately, media rights were not granted for many of the figures in the Kindle version so essential information was unexpectedly missing. Be careful when buying this book on Kindle.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book April 21, 2013
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I have chosen this book as My professor recommended it. Its easy to browse and I have a online version free came with it. Love to recommend to any student studying skin.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book May 20, 2011
By Lynda
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I had the older edition of this book, and I used it so much in my practice as a family practice P.A. that I bought the newer edition as soon as it was available. The doctors in my office weren't familiar with this one when I first brought it to the office. They now love it, too! Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best concise, easy to read dermatology text available. August 10, 2013
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This is the best go-to dermatology resource available. This is any easy read. I recommend it to all of the residents who rotate through our office.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book June 7, 2014
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this is a great reference book for a new derm provider. expensive but worth every penny. def a good buy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book June 5, 2014
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Excellent reference for every clinician to have! I use it in my practice on a regular basis and highly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful dermatology resource
Well presented. Very handy reference in e-book format
Published 16 days ago by Coral
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything worked but the end
Well for a first novel I am duly impressed. It is well researched , and the plot pulled me in immediately. Read more
Published 1 month ago by judy mccarthy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 months ago by eugene long
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Very well put together. Great pictures. I am glad I bought this book for a resource for my practise. Buy it
Published 5 months ago by B. Mcintyre
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
The photography is very good and clear enough to discern the dimensions and identify the colors and levels of the tissue. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kathryn D. Eaton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book descriptions and pictures!
I love it, it is really helpful for identification of skin problems. I recommend for anyone. I am a ANP student. Thanks!
Published 5 months ago by Roma
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
This is a great product, smooth transaction. I would purchase again and would recommend. Also the item was just as described online.
Published 5 months ago by Kaori Nakasone
5.0 out of 5 stars Daily use
Am a new provider, I use its book on a daily basis. I love the pictures and it is very in depth about treatment. Very good book!
Published 7 months ago by mlh725
4.0 out of 5 stars Clinical Dermatology by Habif
This ia a well written and well illustrated dermatology book. It is a very appropriate dermatology text for family practice.
Published 7 months ago by P A Rapatsa
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dermatoloty Textbook
This book was recommended to me by a dermatologist I work with. It is an excellent book to reference and learn dermatology fundamentals. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Wendi Lelke
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