Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
It has been said that dermatology is the most inclusive specialty because
it deals not only with the skin but also with everything that the skin contains
and touches. There's some truth to that. For instance, where else can you
find the editors of a medical textbook, as in Fitzpatrick's
Dermatology in General Medicine, waxing proudly in the preface about
including fresh material on anthrax, smallpox, and Botox? In other words,
the field considers its domain to range from the war on terrorism to our narcissistic
culture. Happily, the Botox chapter does not include tips on how to throw
a "Botox party."
Brodin MB. Dermatology. JAMA. 2004;291(3):377-378. doi:10.1001/jama.291.3.377