13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 25 December 2007
Essential for GP Registrars and probably for established GPs too. I am a GP with a special interest in dermatology and I still use this book regularly. I usually have to go find it, as it is the one book that is borrowed most frequently from my consulting room book-shelf.
The text narrative is pithy and pertinent and written in a style that is also easy for patients to understand. I will often allow patients to read the narrative around their diagnosis as it often reinforces important messages in management.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2007
I've waited a long time for this text to come out in paperback. I got to love and rely on it whilst training in General Practice: my training practice had a (very expensive) hard-backed copy. Nothing else comes close to it for diagnostic assistance. It should be THE Dermatology text in every practice library. Don't forget it's sister book: "Treatment in Dermatology" by the same authors.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This is a very useful book to help diagnosis in dermatological conditions.
Starting from how the lessions look like and where they are the book will make diagnosis easy , there are numerous colour pictures of "florid " conditions and useful diagrams.
The book has an odd shape and does not fit very well in a bookcase , is more wide than long ( twice as much ) and does not have much in terms of treatment of conditions , so is only helpful in diagnosing.
The price of the book makes it less available and affordable for students than other textbooks.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2009
I used this when it was 2 volumes - diagnosis in one and treatment in the other. They were in a durable cloth binding. I was very excited when the new edition combining both in the one volume arrived but mine's been so heavily used its falling apart.Apart from the BNF this is the most widely used book in my room!
on 2 January 2010
Although i only received the book recently I have already been using it and what little I have seen of it impressed me immensely.
Lots of pics (as expected), fantastic layout with lots of diagnostic flowcharts, and good explanations.
Highly recommended, especially for a GP trainee, like me.
on 19 March 2014
I'm a third year medical student and this book is fantastic.
I did dermatology as part of my third year SSC, and what can I say? Such a well written book, easy to use, and nice illustrations and pictures.