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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 622-623
Book review: Postgraduate dermatology

Ex Prof and HOD, Dept. of Skin, IPGME&R, Kolkata, India Editor, Indian Journal of Dermatology (2000-2006), India

Date of Web Publication29-Dec-2022

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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.ijd_230_22

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Sengupta SR. Book review: Postgraduate dermatology. Indian J Dermatol 2022;67:622-3

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Sengupta SR. Book review: Postgraduate dermatology. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jun 7];67:622-3. Available from:

Editor : Koushik Lahiri, Abhishek De

Associate Editors : Aarti Sarda, Anupam Das, Abhijit Saha, Surajit Gorai, Barnali Chowdhury

Foreword : S Premalatha

Publisher : Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd

Location : New Delhi, India

Price : Rs. 6995

Year of publication : 2022

Dermatology is now one of the most sought-after medical specialities all over India. With a gradual increase in the burden of skin diseases, understanding of their pathomechanism accompanied by a myriad of new evolving therapeutic modalities like aesthetic surgery, dermatosurgery and cosmetology, has drawn the attraction of many upcoming talented and aspiring medical graduates. Surprisingly voluminous growth of dermatology in recent times has apparently outpaced many of its fraternal specialities with amazing speed. The future generation of medical graduates earnestly started to choose their careers as a dermatologist.

The editors felt about the exigency of publishing a useful book for the postgraduates (PGs) in training. They never intended the book to be voluminous; one rather wanted the book to be concise, brief, simple and refreshing without compromising on the quality of the book. It has included all important chapters on dermatology, leprology and sexually transmitted diseases starting from 'overview of basics of dermatology to the procedural dermatology' at the end. They were truly sincere in their task and made every attempt to encompass all aspects of dermatology in detail. Thanks to the editors and their associates for this great effort they have made.

As per the Medical Council of India (MCI) curriculum, the fourth theoretical paper consists of 'Recent advances in the field of dermatology, applied sciences pertaining to skin, VD and internal medicine and skin'. This has been done to make them familiar with the recent developments and research going on all around the world. This was not the purpose of this book to include this vast ever-changing entity in a separate chapter. But it has laid down a solid foundation of it for further advanced study.

Postgraduate Dermatology started with an innovative cover page showing some historically significant images. It reflected the mindset of the editors to enrich the readers with quality controlled scientific knowledge. 'They discussed the concept with teachers across generations and scanned the questions of last one decade of different universities'. The book has two volumes with five sections containing 180 chapters involving 205 erudite authors with vast clinical experience.

Innumerable tables, flowcharts, graphs and images have been incorporated to make the content more authentic. This book has reflected the connective wisdom and expertise of all opinion-makers of our country. Citations of references from many Indian authors have given this book an Indian flavour. Glossy pages, proper font size, distinct printings are additional assets.

The editors have given their wholehearted effort to make their dream successful. They stuck to their promise and trimmed the book nicely without depriving the targeted readers of learning materials. Postgraduate Dermatology meant for the postgraduates not only satisfy PGs but it will equally satisfy the clinicians, academically minded practitioner as well as an interested section of medical specialists. In the categorization or classification of the diseases, psychodermatology, pregnancy dermatosis, necrobiotic disorders could have been placed in the miscellaneous group but this does not in any way deprive the editors of their due credit. Congratulation to all the editors, co-editors, innumerable contributors, publishers and supporting staff for their distinguished service to the successful release of this book. My heartfelt thanks to all of them and wish the book a grand success.


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