2nd ed, by Charles D. Forbes, DSc, MD, FRCP, FRSE, and William F. Jackson, MA, MB, BChir, MRCP, 534 pp, with illus, $42.95, London, England, Mosby-Wolfe, 1997.
In many diseases, visual signs can provide immediate diagnostic clues that may not be attained through expensive laboratory tests. However, the increasing trend of early diagnosis and treatment, mostly at ambulatory settings, deprives the teaching hospitals of patients with certain diseases in numbers adequate for optimal medical training. Hence, color atlases are becoming popular teaching tools.
Color Atlas and Text of Clinical Medicine is unique in that it encompasses a wide spectrum of clinical disorders. Its 11 chapters cover most major diseases using many high-quality color photographs supplemented with an appropriate selection of radiographs and microscopic pictures. The teaching effectiveness of the atlas is enhanced by well-designed tables and illustrations. The inclusion of some photographs of rather advanced stages of certain diseases underscores the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
Bahna SL. Color Atlas and Text of Clinical Medicine. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(9):933. doi:10.1001/archpedi.152.9.933