March 1997

Pediatric Dermatology

Author Affiliations

Worcester, Mass

Chelmsford, Mass


volumes I and II, 2nd ed, edited by Lawrence A. Schachner and Ronald C. Hansen, 1511 pp, $365, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone Inc, 1995.

Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(3):399. doi:10.1001/archderm.1997.03890390143032

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Pediatric Dermatology is a large, multiauthored textbook and the most comprehensive book to date on pediatric dermatology. The majority of the 60 contributors to the book are dermatologists from the United States and are considered experts in the subjects they cover. A number of international representatives round out the diverse group of authors.

The text is organized into 7 large sections, including basic science/ principles of diagnosis, neonatal/ inherited conditions, mucous membranes and appendages, reaction patterns, neoplasms/systemic diseases, infections/infestations, and injuries. Discussions are extremely detailed, with a pediatric focus. For those topics that pertain primarily to adults, a special section on the pediatric aspects of the disease is included. The book's the main emphasis is the clinical aspects of the diseases. Common problems are described in depth as are the rare diagnoses. The index is complete and user-friendly.

There are 9000 black-and-white illustrations and 194 color plates. These figures are

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