Atlas and synopsis of contact and occupational dermatology
A K Bajaj
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Bajaj A K. Atlas and synopsis of contact and occupational dermatology. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007;73:145
Publishers : Institute of Allergic & Immunologic Skin Diseases, Kolkata, 1st Edition, 2006
Pages: 116, Price: Rs. 1400
Dr. Sanjay Ghosh, a seasoned author of various books in Dermatology, deserves to be complimented for his maiden attempt in bringing out an atlas and synopsis of contact and occupational dermatology, a subject which most busy dermatologists wisely do not indulge into and young impatient glamour seeking dermatologists avoid. The book makes an easy reading, is quite informative and thought provoking. All the photographs being of brown/dark skin are more helpful in reaching a diagnosis. Though the strong point of the book is the photographs, unfortunately some of the photographs are of poor quality which I am sure will improve in the next edition. In spite of the best efforts of the author, some minor typographical errors have crept in.
Ethnicity, easy readability and reasonably exhaustive information make this book a must for every patch test clinic. It will be a useful addition to the bookshelf of every postgraduate student and teacher of dermatology, more so those with a special interest in the subject.