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Clinical Dermatology, 4th Edition

Richard B. Weller, John A. A. Hunter, John Savin, Mark Dahl

ISBN: 978-1-118-69350-6 May 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 440 Pages


This best selling text has been completely revised and refreshed in the fourth edition. The authors aim to enthuse family doctors (for whom they are primarily writing) to enjoy the challenge of diagnosing and treating skin conditions.

Clinical Dermatology contains over 500 high quality pictures and diagrams matched with many colourful phrases to illustrate and entertain as it teaches. It has established a reputation as a ‘way of learning’ and as a cogent overview of the subject for the aspiring specialist. Readers are guided through the maze that too often lies between the presenting skin complaint and its final diagnosis and treatment. The authors have created an easily read text with enough detail to clarify the subject but not enough to obscure it.

This fourth edition contains new chapters on racially pigmented skin, dermatology of different age groups and cosmetic dermatology. Relevant internet sites are now clearly highlighted at the end of each chapter and the comprehensive formulary has been updated.


1 Skin disease in perspective.

2 The function and structure of the skin.

3 Diagnosis of skin disorders.

4 Disorders of keratinization.

5 Psoriasis.

6 Other papulosquamous disorders.

7 Eczema and dermatitis.

8 Reactive erythemas and vasculitis.

9 Bullous diseases.

10 Connective tissue disorders.

11 Disorders of blood vessels and lymphatics.

12 Sebaceous and sweat gland disorders.

13 Regional dermatology.

14 Racially pigmented skin.

15 Dermatology of different age groups.

16 Infections.

17 Infestations.

18 Skin reactions to light.

19 Disorders of pigmentation.

20 Skin tumours.

21 The skin in systemic disease.

22 Cosmetic dermatology.

23 The skin and the psyche.

24 Other genetic disorders.

25 Drug eruptions.

26 Medical treatment of skin disease.

27 Physical forms of treatment.

Formulary 1 Topical treatments.

Formulary 2 Systemic medication.


Clinical Dermatology provides a good overview of the structure and function of the skin as well as a good foundation for learning dermatology It is well organized and includes a chapter dedicated to skin signs of systemic disease which is not covered in the other dermatology primers.” (JAMA, April 2009)
The ideal dermatology book for the non-dermatologist

  • Three new chapters cover racially pigmented skin, dermatology in different age groups and cosmetic dermatology
  • Increased coverage of lasers, ‘biologicals’ and dermatoscopy