Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology 2019 Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology 2019 Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology 2019
For nearly half a century Fitzpatrick’s has been recognized worldwide as the field of dermatology’s cornerstone text. This trusted classic covers all of the essentials, from the basic science of the skin to the day-to-day clinical issues of managing common skin disorders. Backed by the expertise of more than 500 world-renowned contributors, it is the reference of choice for clinicians, students, and educators. Fitzpatrick’s skillful blending of science and clinical medicine is matched only by its scope, level of detail, and quality of presentation.
The Ninth Edition continues this tradition of excellence with sweeping changes designed to make it even more relevant to today’s practice and education.
The ALL-NEW Fitzpatrick’s:
New editors diverse in expertise and international in location of practice have endeavored to build on the achievements of previous editions, while providing fresh insight into the content and new thinking regarding optimal structure of the book
Reorganized and updated content – important general basic science concepts are extensively covered in dedicated chapters appearing at the beginning of the book, allowing subsequent clinical chapters to focus on relevant disease-specific pathophysiology, in addition to clinical features, diagnosis, clinical course, and management
Unmatched visual presentation includes more than 3,000 illustrations, including more than 2,700 full-color photographs; all tables and At-a-Glance boxes are either new or completely revised
An improved index to speed you to the information you require about a concept, condition, or therapy
A much-treasured legacy of Dr. Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, who served as editor-in-chief for the first four editions of the book, Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine (DIGM) has always aimed to be a comprehensive source of information for those interested in the clinical and basic science of dermatology. Indeed, from the very first edition of Fitzpatrick’s DIGM, printed in 1971, this authoritative textbook has been grounded in science. We have continued this tradition in the ninth edition of the book whilst rearranging the discussion to make it more reader friendly and to minimize repetition. With coverage of subject matters expanding beyond General Medicine, we have appropriately modified the book title to Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology. Important general basic science concepts are extensively covered in dedicated chapters appearing in an early section of the book, allowing subsequent clinical chapters to focus on relevant disease-specific pathophysiology in addition to clinical features, diagnosis, clinical course, and management.
Dermatology is a particularly visual specialty. In the preparation of this edition of the book, we have placed special emphasis on display items (in the form of clinical images, tables, and algorithmic summaries), as we strongly believe that these components are vital for the complete understanding of all readers, but particularly for those in training. What better way to optimize the visual content provided in our chapters than to seek input from trainees themselves? We had trainees review every chapter and provide feedback on additional display items they would find useful.
To further enhance the utility of this gold-standard textbook we have also improved the indexing. A good index is imperative to allow readers, including busy practicing clinicians, to easily and quickly find the particular information about a concept, condition, or therapy that they are interested in at any given time. We hope that you agree the improved indexing allows you to achieve this aim.
No modern textbook is complete without an online presence. The ninth edition is also available in the online format, and we plan to regularly post online updates to the book as new studies and/or guidelines are published. You will also have access to other useful features in the online version of Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology on AccessMedicine.com.
Finally, as a completely new group of editors that is diverse in expertise and international in location of practice, we have endeavored to build on the achievements of previous editorial groups led by Drs. Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, Irwin M. Freedberg, Klaus Wolff, and Lowell A. Goldsmith, whilst providing fresh insight into the content, new thinking regarding the optimal structure of the book, and ultimately helping the book to evolve into the most relevant resource for the modern practicing or trainee dermatologist or skin biologist.
About the Author
Sewon Kang, MD is Noxell Professor & Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Masayuki Amagai, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Anna Bruckner, MD Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Director, Pediatric Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology Fellowshp, Aurora, Colorado.
Alexander H. Enk, MD, Professor and Chairman, President of the German Dermatological Society, Department of Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.
Amy McMichael, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Jeffrey S. Orringer, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of Cosmetic Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
David J. Margolis, MD, PhD, Chair, Committee on Appointments and Promotions, Professor of Dermatology, Professor of Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.