Dermatology is a specialty in the field of medicine which constantly changes at a vast rate. Alongside technology, new drugs, methods and treatments are continuously developed for the treatment of all common skin diseases. The first edition of the European Handbook of Dermatological Treatments received an overwhelming response from dermatovenereologists all over Europe. Its easy-to-read format, which is also used for this 2nd edition, is aimed at helping the physician to obtain comprehensive information at a glance. The three main sections listed alphabetically define the different diseases, the drugs available and the various methods of treatment used in dermatological practice. Each chapter begins with a brief section of the aetiology and pathogenesis of the skin disease, and leads into the description of the clinical characteristics, the diagnosis and the differential diagnosis. Followed by a detailed discussion on treatment methods, alternative methods are covered as well. Each section ends with a reference list for further reading. This new edition provides an excellent update including the newest developments of drugs, methods and treatments in dermatological practice, maintaining the clear structure and well-proven format. It is a very comprehensive and practical guide and should not be missed by those treating patients with skin diseases.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 804
Weight: 1884 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 41 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2003
From the reviews of the second edition:
"The book is an updated edition of the first one which was well accepted by dermatologists and other medical professionals. ... To write such a compendium is a daring and ambitious enterprise. ... full credit has to be given to the Editors for their endeavor in preparing this excellent and extensive handbook. ... The Editors and coauthors succeeded in gathering a cornucopia of information, extremely useful to residents, practicing dermatologists, general practitioners and other specialists as well as to experienced teachers of dermatology." (Aleksej Kansky, Acta Dermatovenerologica, Vol. 13 (1), 2004)