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The second edition of this book is not just an update of the initial text. There has been a change from a multiauthor book, where a wide variety of different authors wrote the individual chapters, to a two-author text. To their credit, the two authors appear to have been up to the challenge. Further, the first edition covered a much larger number of dermatologic disorders, while the second edition focuses on a narrower selection of both common and more unusual conditions. There are no photographs in the new edition to illustrate typical presentations. I do not feel that this is a serious omission, as this book aims to be a therapeutic guide for practitioners. However, for medical students and medical residents doing their dermatology rotation, this may make this text less desirable than illustrated texts, but certainly would serve to complement a dermatology atlas.
The book is easy to read,
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