by Richard B. Odom, William D. James, and Timothy G. Berger, 1135 pp, with 1271 illus, ISBN 0-7216-5832-6, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 2000.
Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology is renowned as an easy-to-read, single-volume text designed for practicing dermatologists. An up-to-date edition was eagerly awaited because the eighth edition was published more than 10 years ago. A reading of the ninth edition makes it clear that it was well worth the wait. The authors' primary goal was to maintain a single-volume text for use "in the clinical setting on the desktop, not as an after-the-fact library resource."(pvii) The authors further propose that because their text has limited authorship, it allows them to have consistent discussions without redundancy. These objectives are handsomely met.
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