Medicine And Books

Skin Disease in Childhood and Adolescence

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 01 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1429
  1. Martin Keefe

    Elisabeth Higgins, Anthony du Vivier Blackwell Science, £39.50, pp 277 ISBN 0 86542 835 2

    Skin disease accounts for roughly 10-15% of all consultations in general practice, yet only a minute proportion of the undergraduate curriculum is devoted to dermatology. Indeed, some students receive no dermatology training at all and later on, as general practitioners, may receive no appreciable postgraduate training in the subject. One hears only too often of general practitioners and their patients thumbing through textbooks together trying to spot something that looks vaguely reminiscent of the patient's rash. This ludicrous state of affairs is allowed to persist only because …

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