by David J. Gawkrodger, 118 pp, with color illus, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone Inc, 1992.
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Let me first state that I am a true Anglophile when it comes to medical textbooks, and Dermatology is no exception. Once I got past the ''a before e'' in words such as aetiopathogenesis, haemangioma, naevi, and paediatric, I described this textbook as ''aelementary,'' but ''aexceptionally aeducational.''
Gawkrodger's Dermatology is geared for medical students and will keep the attention of the otherwise disinterested student. The large pages (20×29 cm) with double-paged spreads are filled with well-written text, color photographs, colorful tables, and lively figures.
The textbook is divided into three sections—basic principles of dermatology and the approach to the dermatology patient, common dermatologic diseases, and special topics in dermatology, such as photoaging and new dermatologic therapeutics. I particularly enjoyed the first section of the book, where the basic principles of dermatology are well explained with simple figures and diagrams that allow the reader to visualize and easily understand what can
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