This textbook is designed to have broad appeal and utility. Although billed as an atlas, the text is far more generous than that found in many other atlases. The entire book, index included, is only 101 pages, with lots of white space, so the entire volume can be read cover to cover in a couple of leisurely and instructive sittings.
The atlas has 2 authors, one of whom (D.A.W.) is regarded by hair experts as a master of the pathologic characteristics and clinical features of hair disease. Whiting's work in the field has been that of a pioneer. He has elucidated the pathologic features of hair disease in transverse sections, organized the myriad forms of hair shaft diseases, and helped to further describe several other hair diseases.
Much of the material presented by the authors cannot be found together in any single textbook, and in some cases is unavailable in
Sperling LC. Color Atlas of Differential Diagnosis of Hair Loss. Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(8):1055. doi:10.1001/archderm.1997.03890440139030