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Book and New Media Reviews
May 2000

Handbook of Diseases of the Hair and Scalp

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by Rodney D. Sinclair, MB, BS, FACD; Cedric Banfield, MSc, MBBS, MRCP (UK); and Rodney P. R. Dawber, MA, FRCP, 240 pp, with 404 color illustrations, $55, ISBN 0-86542-928-6, Oxford, England, Blackwell Science Ltd, 1999.


Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(5):681-682. doi:

Priced at $55 with more than 400 color illustrations, the Handbook is definitely worth the money for any clinician seeing patients with hair disease. The authors state that their text is intended as "a clinical quick reference for those without a specialist's interest in hair and scalp disorders, who are nevertheless involved in their diagnosis and treatment." The Handbook is designed to cover the "breadth of hair and scalp disorders in sufficient depth for patient management without overwhelming and unnecessary detail." Although the Handbook is advertised as a companion to Diseases of the Hair and Scalp,1 it easily stands by itself.

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