by Stanford I. Lamberg, MD, 408 pp, $36.95, ISBN 0-632-04519-1, Malden, Mass, Blackwell Science Inc, 2000.
The book is nice and little as the title states (abbreviations and short phrases keep it small, making it a true "pocket" reference), yet it provides a great deal of clinically relevant information. It sets out to take on the admirable and sizable task of helping nondermatologists diagnose and treat a wide range of skin diseases. It is organized in a problem-oriented fashion to provide a pertinent differential diagnosis given the location and type of lesion, even if the reader has no clue what the lesion is. The numbering system works well to direct the reader around the book. The algorithms are nicely done; the content is fairly inclusive of commonly seen diagnoses; and the format is easy to follow.
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