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The nurse practitioner and physician's assistant engaged in evaluating dermatologic problems in office or outpatient practice now have an informative yet easily used handbook to assist them. Dermatology and Skin Care by John Parrish, MD, is a relatively small (288 pages) dermatology text containing concise and lucid descriptions of the major skin lesions seen in practice. I found chapter 4, "General Pathologic Descriptions and Mechanisms," to be especially useful in helping me to describe and assess any lesions I might see. The book, as a whole, is well-organized and, above all, workable. It fills the need for primary dermatologic instruction in an area that most practitioner training programs leave incomplete.
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