The importance of Dermatology cannot ever be overemphasized. A quarter of a general practitioner’s
patients are ‘dermatological’, and it is necessary for the physician to be well-versed with the presentations
of common skin diseases. It is equally important to remember that the skin manifestation may be
a clue to the patient’s internal disease.
The book is nothing but a simplified and brief journey through skin diseases, peppered with numerous
clinical pictures, illustrations, and tables—the basic aim being to familiarize medical students and general
practitioners with the plethora of common skin conditions they are likely to encounter and to help
them in handling these correctly and not to succumb to the morbid temptation of prescribing steroids—
often thought to be ‘panacea of all skin ills’.
About this edition …
“A picture is worth a thousand words” is an apt description for Dermatology, because it is a visual specialty.
So it is necessary for any dermatology textbook to be more of an atlas rather than just full of text.
And that is the reason that about 100 new pictures have been added in this new edition.