Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:53 DOI 10.1007/s00238-002-0422-4 BOOK REVIEW I. T. Jackson A.B. Fleisher Jr, S.R. Feldman, C.F. McConnell, M. Petrazzuoli, A.G. Pardasani, M.R. Hess: Emergency Dermatology: A Rapid Treatment Guide McGraw-Hill, 2002, 450 pp, color photographs (ISBN 0071379959) $65.00 US Published online: 14 February 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 This is a wonderful book, even for plastic surgeons. format of patient history, physical examination, diagno- Firstly, it is a paperback; secondly, the cost is only sis, differential diagnosis, treatment, and management/ $65.00 US: and thirdly, it is multi-authored, three au- follow-up. There are beautiful colored photographs of thors from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, each condition. The presentation is clear and succinct, North Carolina, and three others from Texas, South rarely does this exceed three pages. Best of all, for Carolina, and Massachusetts respectively. The book American dermatologists or plastic surgeons, the ICD lives up to its subtitle – “A Rapid Treatment Guide”. code is provided. The whole range of acute dermatology is presented in Although this book is written by dermatologists for 121 sections, with an extra section at the beginning of dermatologists, I can see it being used fairly frequently the book on cutaneous anthrax. Each section has a basic by plastic surgeons when confronted with less common dermatological problems. It is certainly a book to be looked at. I showed it to two chief residents who imme- I. T. Jackson ( ) diately decided this “was for them” – a good recommen- Southfield, Michigan, USA e-mail: email@example.com dation!
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Published: Apr 1, 2003
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