by Walter B. Shelley and E. Dorinda Shelley, 1320 pp, with 124 color illus, $195, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1992.
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This is the 6-pound 13-ounce product of the Drs Shelley, delivered to bookstores in July 1992 with the assistance of WB Saunders Co.A healthy bright red, perfectly rectangular, and with Apgar scores of 10 and 10, Advanced Dermatologic Diagnosis helps breathe new life into the ancient dermatologic art of diagnosis. Consult it for the patient with the unusual presentation, the one with confounding medical problems, the one whose biopsy specimen is not diagnostic.This monumental work should be handled with thought and care, for you will want it to live out its life on your bookshelf. You will be glad it is there as you work through your challenging patients over the next decades.
$195/1315 pages/124 color photographs/ length, 10½ in; width, 7½ in; and depth, 2 in.This is a well-researched, well-organized text that appears more modest than the authors' stated goals: "This book should be
Calvelli CF, Goldsmith LA. Advanced Dermatologic Diagnosis. Arch Dermatol. 1993;129(5):659-660. doi:10.1001/archderm.1993.01680260135027