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.
Pediatric Dermatology is an important treatise,
now in its third edition and again edited by Professors Lawrence A. Schachner
and Ronald C. Hansen, with the addition of five associate editors: Rudolf
Happle, Bernice R. Krafchik, Anne W. Lucky, Amy S. Paller, and Maureen Rogers.
Since the first edition in 1988, it has been a top pediatric dermatology text.
The new edition lives up to and advances the standards set by the previous
In a single massive volume of 1340 pages with almost 1800 full-color
clinical illustrations, superb tables, and comfortably useful same-page referencing,
this multiauthored text has added 52 new authors, many from Europe, South
America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. I have read other pediatric dermatology
books, including the recent two-volume European pediatric dermatology treatise
by Miklaszewska and Wasik, but this new edition surpasses that and other fine
pediatric dermatology efforts. Schachner and Hansen continue the superb tradition
that has given their text one of the finest reputations of any pediatric dermatology
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