The book is not intended to be a definitive work in pediatric dermatology but merely a guide for the primary care physician in making a diagnosis, administering proper therapy, and deciding on appropriate consultation. To this end the authors have accomplished their purpose.
The authors' aim in writing this book, was fivefold—(1) to let the primary care provider know about the condition or disease being described to recognize it, (2) to discuss management, (3) to advise when consultation or referral to a specialist should be made, (4) to describe what the primary care provider can expect the consultant to do, and (5) to define the role the primary care provider should play after referral.
Drs Solomon and Esterly have written a brief introduction of the anatomy of the skin and a survey of the common conditions that the family practitioner will see. The common dermatoses are then discussed in detail