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.
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.
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.