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Books, Journals, New Media
December 28, 2005


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;294(24):3143. doi:10.1001/jama.294.24.3143-a

It is hard to describe Pathology of the Skin without being overly enthusiastic. I have to admit that the second edition was my favorite textbook. The recently published third edition is excellent.

The three editor-authors and eight contributors have worked for 5 years to expand and update the previous edition. Their hard work sets new high standards that will be hard to surpass.

The book is well-balanced and adheres to the principle that dermatology is visual. Knowing how difficult it is to find representative, corresponding clinical and microscopic images, it is particularly impressive that the two-volume set contains more than 5000 superb images of the dermatopathological entities and their clinical correlations. Moreover, the photographs are recent, and the images, therefore, of high quality.

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