Second edition (1,600 pages)
Hardback with digital access
Authors: Richard P. Usatine, Mindy Ann Smith, E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., Heidi Chumley
Published by McGraw-Hill Education
This book is an excellent teaching aid and reference manual. It will be of interest to GPs, healthcare providers in primary care, medical students, pediatricians and dermatologists – the dermatology section is huge at 611 pages!
New chapters have been added including diabetes, and hypertension.
There are 2,000 images in the book and there is a strong emphasis on the images being an adjunct to the understanding of pathology and diagnostics. Whatever your specialty all the images are fascinating.
This accessible diagnostic and teaching aid can be interrogated via three special indexes:
- Topic index inside the front cover for access to major topic areas.
- Regional index for diagnosis by parts of body.
- Morphology index
The whole experience is enabled by the structure of the pages that are dedicated to each condition:
All sections open with Patient stories followed by (where appropriate):
- Clinical features
- Etiology and pathophysiology
- Differential diagnosis
- Risk factors
- Laboratory studies
- Patient education
Although this could be seen as a standard algorithm, the fact that documentation of each condition is accompanied at every stage by multiple photographs ensures that this is the optimal teaching and reference aid.
The book deserves to be the first port of call on the shelf in all clinics.