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Books, Journals, New Media
March 24/31, 2004

Pediatric Dermatology

Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(12):1508. doi:10.1001/jama.291.12.1508-a

Pediatric Dermatology is an important treatise, now in its third edition and again edited by Professors Lawrence A. Schachner and Ronald C. Hansen, with the addition of five associate editors: Rudolf Happle, Bernice R. Krafchik, Anne W. Lucky, Amy S. Paller, and Maureen Rogers. Since the first edition in 1988, it has been a top pediatric dermatology text. The new edition lives up to and advances the standards set by the previous two.

In a single massive volume of 1340 pages with almost 1800 full-color clinical illustrations, superb tables, and comfortably useful same-page referencing, this multiauthored text has added 52 new authors, many from Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. I have read other pediatric dermatology books, including the recent two-volume European pediatric dermatology treatise by Miklaszewska and Wasik, but this new edition surpasses that and other fine pediatric dermatology efforts. Schachner and Hansen continue the superb tradition that has given their text one of the finest reputations of any pediatric dermatology book worldwide.