by Thomas P. Habif, James L. Campbell, Jr, Mark Quitadamo, and Kathryn A. Zug, 557 pp, with 555 full-color illus, $49, ISBN 0-8151-3762-1, St Louis, Mo, Mosby Inc, 2001.
Given the increasing number of dermatologic conditions seen and evaluated in the primary care setting, the need for a concise and up-to-date dermatology textbook for the primary care physician is indisputable. With this goal in mind, Habif et al have published Skin Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, a color atlas that provides the nondermatologist with an excellent field guide to the art of dermatology. Divided into basic categories of dermatologic disease, such as eczema, viral infections, infestations and bites, connective tissue diseases, and benign skin tumors, Skin Disease provides an organized framework of the material that medical students and general practitioners require for the diagnosis and treatment of general skin disorders.
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