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Book and New Media Reviews
November 2002

Color Atlas of Dermatology, 2nd ed

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Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(11):1521. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.11.1520

One of the cornerstones of any well-stocked dermatologic library is a comprehensive pictorial reference. With the publication of the first edition of Color Atlas of Dermatology, Callen et al established what might arguably be considered the gold standard of dermatology atlases. Now, the well-recognized experts have created a second edition that more than does justice to its predecessor. The new Color Atlas of Dermatology is a beautiful and clinically valuable book with an impressive collection of outstanding photographs. Representing an almost entirely new set of pictures, the atlas presents color photographs of excellent clarity and variety, often addressing the evolutionary process of disease by showing the different manifestations of the disorder with time. This overlap of morphologic qualities is very useful in that it allows the reader to better appreciate and recognize the variable clinical presentations that may exist with any dermatologic disease.