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