Monday, August 23, 2010
Sauer's Manual of Skin Diseases
Just published, this tenth edition of Sauer's Manual of Skin Diseases, is a handy reference for students of dermatology and practioners of other medical specialties who need a quick reference guide to look up conditions that they may not be familiar with. Dr Beverly Johnson and Dr Cheryl Burgess collaborated on writing chapter 35, titled Skin Diseases in Ethnic Skin. This important topic was included in the textbook in order to teach students of dermatology to recognize differences between white skin and ethnic skin. The phrase "Skin of Color" has been though to refer primarily to black skin. In the US, individuals with pigmented skin come from a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The diversity of ethnic and racial groups makes it necessary for chapters like ours to be included in comprehensive textbooks. We not only want to serve our patients, but our goal is to train the doctors who will take care of the other 99 percent of the population that never makes it to our offices!!!!