Edition 3 Diagnosis, Therapy, Surgery
By Richard K. Scher, MD and C. Ralph Daniel, MD

Publication Date: 18 Jul 2005
The thoroughly updated 3rd Edition of this highly regarded text continues to provide the latest therapeutic and surgical information on nail disease. A new signs-oriented section guides you to disease-specific information and simplifies diagnosis. The new, streamlined format includes bullet lists • cross-references • “Therapy¿ and Key points¿ highlights for easy reference • and full-color artwork throughout, as well as a larger page size that accommodates bigger photographs. In addition, many illustrations have been added to elucidate complex basic science.

Key Features

  • Provides the most reliable and comprehensive treatment information available—fully revised to include the latest therapeutic and surgical knowledge.
  • Uses a disease-oriented chapter format.

New Features

  • Presents a new signs-oriented section that quickly guides you to disease-specific information.
  • Provides new coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of onycholysis and chronic paronychia.
  • Ranks therapy according to the available evidence, allowing you to treat your patients with confidence.
  • Includes essential new information on genetics and future developments.
  • Features outstanding new full-color photographs and illustrations—many new to this edition—that clearly depict nail disease and basic science concepts.
  • Uses a more streamlined format for easier readability and access to important points.
  • Features 4 new associate editors, presenting fresh perspectives and new, expert contributions to nail disease and treatment.
About the author
By Richard K. Scher, MD, Professor Clinical Dermatology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY and C. Ralph Daniel, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine (Dermatology), University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
Table of Contents
Section 1: Signs and Symptoms

Section 2: The Normal Nail:

1-Historical Aspects

2-Structure and Function

3-Basic Science (incorporating embryology and with a look into the future)

Section 3: Diagnostic Techniques:

4-Initial Approach to Examination

5-Exostoses, Radiology, MRIs


Section 4: The Abnormal Nail:

7-Pigmentation Abnormalities

8- Brittle Nails


10-Chronic Paronychia

11-Dermatological Disease


13-Podiatric approach to Onychomycosis

14-Infection, Non Fungal

15-Nails in Systemic Disease

16-Systemic Drugs




20-Cosmetics and/Dangers of nail Salons

21-Pediatric Disease

22-Nails in Older Individuals

Section 5: Therapeutic Techniques:

23-Basic Surgery

24-Advanced Surgery

Book Reviews
"This book is a must for all who see patients with nail disease. For those who use either of the previous editions, this editino represents a comprehensive revision and significant upgrade." --Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, February 2006

"The third edition has an enhanced, reader-friendly format, with expanded coverage of onycholysis and chronic paranychia and updates on cutting edge treatments." --SciTech Book News, September 2005
Book details
ISBN: 9781416023562
Page Count: 352
Illustrations : Approx. 550 illustrations (500 in full color)
Retail Price : £172.00
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