This timely and informative atlas documents the panoply of clinical manifestations of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Part I describes the historical developments in the AIDS epidemic, followed by brief narrative and pictorial "snapshots" of AIDS immunology, virology, testing, and natural history.
Part II provides an organ-specific display of the visible clinical features of AIDS in all manifestations. There are also sections on pediatric and African AIDS. Many clinical cases are accompanied by photomicrographs of diagnostic histological or microbiologic findings. The photographs are of high quality and well represent the conditions. The narrative is pithy, readable, and sprinkled with "pearls" of clinical wisdom along with advice on management. Two important sections on counseling and on risk by health care workers are presented.
My criticisms of this atlas are minor. The atlas lacks an introduction, which should state that this volume is intended for general practitioners who may encounter AIDS patients