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Books about the skin

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Books by our team

We recommend the following books by DermNet contributors. Click on the title of each book to view it on Amazon.

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Dermatology Made Easy

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Dermatology Made Easy was written by DermNet's Chief Editor A/Prof Amanda Oakley and published by Scion in association with DermNet Trust. The book, based on the most popular topics from our website, combines the focus of the ‘Made Easy’ book series with the authority and knowledge-base of DermNet's unparalleled resources. Dermatology Made Easy is essential reading for family doctors, medical trainees, students and other healthcare professionals worldwide who need to diagnose dermatological conditions. The book is available from Amazon in paperback and E-Book formats. 

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Paediatric Dermatology: A Concise Guide

This paediatric dermatology guide was written by DermNet's previous Chairman of the Board of Trustees, A/Prof Marius Rademaker, and by Chief Editor, A/Prof Amanda Oakley. The most common childhood skin disorders are outlined with simple definitions, clinical descriptions, important causes and aggravating factors. Straightforward diagnostic and treatment advice is also provided. A comprehensive range of full-colour illustrations supports the text. It was published in 2015.



Essential Dermatopathology

Essential Dermatopathology

Written by DermNet New Zealand Trust's previous Treasurer, Dr Anthony Yung, in association with Dr Sara Edward, and published in 2011, Essential Dermatopathology is designed to assist pathology trainees, general pathologists, dermatology trainees, and dermatologists to understand the basics of dermatopathology. The layout closely mimics the systematic method by which pathology slides are reported.



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Dermatology: Specialty Review and Self-Assessment

Edited by A/Prof Amanda Oakley in conjunction with Prof William James and Dr Shyam Verma, the Dermatology Specialty Review and Self-Assessment book was first published in 2017. It sits within the vast StatPearls Publishing Review Series. The text contains multiple-choice questions with explanations that are linked to additional online references. Many of the illustrations are derived from DermNet.



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Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition

The Dermatology Section was edited by A/Prof Amanda Oakley (Chief Editor of DermNet). Acclaimed by students and educators for its clarity and comprehensiveness, this book includes over 39,000 diagnoses entries, over 2,000 high quality images (including some from DermNet) and a detailed colour atlas of anatomy. Online resources include a regional spellchecker, a printable colour atlas, access to further online resources, all images from the text, and 18 valuable appendices.

“This is an attractive comprehensive medical and nursing dictionary that has special application to Australasia...For those requiring an excellent dictionary, I have no hesitation in recommending it.” – Jim Reid, HOD, Dept. General Practice, University of Otago, Dunedin

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The first Teledermatology textbook was edited by Dr Amanda Oakley and Prof Richard Wootton in 2002, and provided a comprehensive guide to teledermatology at the time.




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Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology Fourth Edition

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology, written by Dr Richard Ashton, contributor to Dermnet, in conjunction with Dr Barbara Leppard and Dr Hywel Cooper, is extremely popular among health professionals. Fully updated and revised, the fourth edition is a highly effective guide to dermatological diagnosis in the surgery or clinic. This book covers the process of diagnosing a skin disease, the basic biology of skin, history taking, describing skin lesions and carrying out special investigations. 

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Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer: A handbook for hunters of skin cancer and melanoma

Dermatoscopy and Skin Cancer is written by Prof. Cliff Rosendahl, one of our generous donors. This handbook will help all dermatoscopists easily differentiate between benign and malignant tumours, leading to fewer unnecessary biopsies and earlier treatment of cancers.


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