Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Walter B. Shelley and E. Dorinda Shelley, 1217 pp, with illus, $239, ISBN 0-7216-8258-8, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders, 2001.
Walter Shelley has been a leader in teaching dermatology for nearly a half century. His books, articles, and lectures have inspired many young physicians to specialize in dermatology, this reviewer among them. Since his marriage to Dorinda Shelley, their collaboration has produced a vast number of unique articles and textbooks. Advanced Dermatologic Therapy II is their latest effort, and it is outstanding.
Although the title would lead the reader to believe that this is a second edition of the 1987 Advanced Dermatologic Therapy, this is an entirely new textbook. The Shelleys perceive their new text as a "search engine" for exploring therapeutic options for dermatologic disorders.
DermatologyAdvanced Dermatologic Therapy II. JAMA. 2002;287(5):646. doi:10.1001/jama.287.5.646-JBK0206-2-1