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Description - The Pigmentary System by James J. Nordlund

'The Pigmentary System: Pathophysiology and Physiology' gathers into one volume, a wealth of information about the science of pigmentation and all the common and rare clinical disorders that affect skin colour. The two sections, physiology and pathophysiology, are complimentary and are annotated so that those reading one part can easily refer to relevant sections in the other. For the clinician interested in common or rare pigment disorders or the principles of teaching such disorders, this book provides an immediate and complete resource The new edition contains six new chapters and has been fully updated. Clinical sections have been revised to update the new molecular and cellular biology; more emphasis has been given to the clinical appearance and treatment of ethnic skin and important new science such as the advances in melanotropins has been added. Designed as a reference book rather than a textbook, the clinical chapters are organised so that the clinician can find the information he wants by the descriptions of the lesions he sees. The scientific chapters are divided into sections by discipline i.e. biochemisty, physics, cell biology and molecular biology etc.. This book serves as a comprehensive background and update on virtually all clinical aspects of pigmentation. Extensive reviews of rare and unusual syndromes, thorough reviews of therapies available to alter skin colour and numerous photographs make this volume an essential resource for dermatologists at large. Any good scholar interested in skin disorders and any aspect of pigmentation would want this book on his/her shelf. The authorship of the book is 50 per cent from the USA and 50 per cent from Japan, Europe and Australasia. The Editors are recognised leaders in the field; Jim Nordlund and Raymond Boissy are from Cincinatti, USA, Vincent Hearing is from the National Cancer Institute, Richard King is from the University of Minnesota and Jean-Paul Ortonne is from Nice, France. Ortonne is also the Editor of the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. The previous edition sold around 800 copies and OUP decided not to go ahead with a new edition as their dermatology program was not in active development. 'Comprehensive and an excellent research resource' Archives of Dermatology 'This book is the first comprehensive treatise on pigmentation that combines its physiology in animals with its pathophysiology and clinical aspects in humans.' The New England Journal of Medicine ' The Pigmentary System: Physiology and Pathophysiology is a large, current, comprehensive and much needed text bringing together practically all aspects of normal pigment cell biology and an extremely detailed presentation of most pigmentary disorders.' Pigment Cell Research

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405120340
ISBN-10: 1405120347
Format: Hardback
(282mm x 220mm x 62mm)
Pages: 1248
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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