- Virendra N Sehgal MD FNASc FAMS FRAS (London) , Consultant/Practising, Dermato-venereologist, Visiting Professor of Dermatology and Venereology,, Skin Institute and School of Dermatology, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, India, Director-Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology and Venereology , Maulana Azad Medical College and associated , Lok Nayak Jay Prakash Hospital, New Delhi, India, Principal/Medical Superintendent/ , Director- Professor Dermatology and Venereology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India , Director- Professor Dermatology/ , Venereology/Medical Superintendent , University College of Medical Sciences , and associated Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Shahdara, Delhi, India
Dermatology is one of the unique disciplines of medicine, where a disease expresses itself over the skin and/or mucous membrane. The characteristic morphological features, configuration, and distribution is precise enough to make a clinical diagnosis. Accordingly, the text has been profusely illustrated by clinical photographs to add to visual dimension of dermatoses. Furthermore, it has been supplemented by an up-to-date information on the probable etiology of the diseases. Besides, it carries a vital component in the form of current concepts of treatment of the diseases. Clinical Dermatology, therefore, should be able to fill a perceptible void in the speciality. This should not only be useful to the under- and postgraduates, but also to the practising physicians. Certainly, it will be of considerable value to all those who are interested in knowing about the pattern of dermatoses in Indian subcontinent. Success of preceding edition has prompted me to once again take stock of the contents of the edition. Accordingly, it was thought worthwhile to expand the text by addition of three new chapters, and enrich contents of the miscellaneous by adding new quality photographs besides selective references under further reading, have been added, conforming to Vancouver style. The updates made in the current fifth edition of Textbook of Clinical Dermotology should be of help to inquisitive readers.