This is a mammoth tome (2,005 pages minus index) with six editors and 143 contributors from 12 countries. The book is divided into six major sections (incorporating 28 chapters with two appendices).
The first seven chapters deal with the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the integument. Individual chapters discuss specific disorders that are common and remarkably uncommon (Bonnevie-Ullrich-Turner syndrome and orf). A splendid section on "Dermatology in Internal Medicine" (579 pages) is practically a complete book unto itself. It is the best of any similar effort I have encountered.
There is an incredible amount of information in this book—in fact it is almost overwhelming as one sits down to contemplate its breadth and depth. In spot reading many chapters the writing by a variety of authors bears some basic similarities in style and syntax. This could have been coincidental, but I rather suspect it was the product of fairly taut