By Michael R. Ardern-Jones, David J. Gawkrodger
This concise textbook of dermatology is aimed toward scientific scholars, these getting ready for the MRCP and MRCGP examinations and professional nurses. the knowledge is gifted in a hugely obtainable structure, utilizing double web page spreads for every subject. large use of color for either scientific pictures and pics makes for a very good visual appeal. For evaluation for exam instruction key element bins are supplied. during this fourth variation wide revision has been made to the contents to mirror alterations within the knowing of dermatological stipulations at a molecular point and the alterations in scientific perform. additionally using the net for dermatological info by way of either medical professionals and sufferers is reviewed.* details awarded in effortless to entry double-page spreads.
* hugely illustrated with complete color images and graphics.
* precis containers for exam preparation.
* Covers the topic from uncomplicated molecular mechanisms via to the foundations of clinical and surgical treatment.
* supplies references to net URLs for additional information.
* encompasses a thesaurus of dermatological terms.
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Dermatology: An Illustrated Colour Text (5th Edition) by Michael R. Ardern-Jones, David J. Gawkrodger