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Weedon’s Skin Pathology Essentials, 3rd Edition

By: Johnston, Ronald B., MD 

ISBN: 9780702084478 

Publication Date: April 19, 2023 

Reviewed by: Patricia Wong, MD (Private Practice) 


This skin pathology book contains excellent, intuitive diagnostic decision diagrams based on characteristic morphology seen under the microscope. The color histologic photos are accompanied by color clinical photos to enhance understanding. 


The purpose of the book is to teach dermatopathology to dermatology residents, dermatologists, and dermatopathologists-in-training. 


The target audience for this book includes dermatology residents and dermatologists. 


This reference is unique in that it provides clinically and histologically useful tips on differentiating similar groups of disorders. The organization is well thought out and can be used as a framework for generating correct diagnoses. I like the simplicity of the explanations and the logical presentation of how to determine the correct classification of disorders and how to narrow it down by observing particular findings histologically or a lack of certain changes. I also appreciate the large pages that make it easy to read and take notes. 


Mastering the principles of dermatopathology is a relative breeze with this book. Compared to my favorite inflammatory disorder pathology text, Dr. Bernard Ackerman’s Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases, this reference surpasses the old master in many ways. This updated version is necessary given the number of new entities described. 

©Doody’s Review Service, 2023, Patricia Wong, MD (Private Practice), Doody’s Score: 97 – 5 Stars! 

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