2nd ed, by Sidney Hurwitz, 744 pp, with 719 illus, $115, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1993.
The pediatric community has been awaiting the arrival of the new edition of Clinical Pediatric Dermatology: A Textbook of Skin Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence. The first edition was published in 1981, and the 1993 version was clearly worth the wait. The new book discusses many of the more recently described skin diseases of children as well as novel therapies available to pediatricians and dermatologists.
Much of the original format is preserved, with updated chapters on diseases such as cutaneous disorders of the newborn, genodermatoses, infections, and bullous disorders. In addition, the new version (which is a hefty 246 pages longer than the original) now includes chapters covering hypersensitivity syndromes, vasculitis disorders, collagen vascular disorders, endocrine disorders, and neurocutaneous disease. Discussions of some recently described conditions, such as acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy,