edited by Jeffrey S. Dover, in consultation with Kenneth A. Arndt, Philip E. LeBoit, June K. Robinson, and Bruce U. Wintroub, 337 pp, with 24 black-and-white illus, $40, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1996.
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Having been favorably impressed by the other components of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: An Integrated Program in Dermatology, I hoped to find the same concise, thorough, and well-researched style in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: Self Assessment and Review. The self-assessment component of the series is all of the above as well as a bargain at $40. The international authors of this text make learning easy by providing a broad array of questions, condensed accurate answers, and cross-references to the more detailed information in the main series textbook. For residents preparing for the board examination, review with this text should be both productive and inexpensive. For dermatologists in practice, the guide is an enjoyable and easy way to refresh dermatologic knowledge.
Questions of all formats cover at least briefly all important topics relevant to the board examination, including basic science, clinical dermatology, surgery, pharmacology, and dermatopathology. In general, the questions are
Otley CC. Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: An Integrated Program in Dermatology: Self Assessment and Review. Arch Dermatol. 1996;132(10):1261. doi:10.1001/archderm.1996.03890340127033