Welcome to Shimizu’s Textbook of Dermatology. This is an upgraded edition of Japan’s best-selling dermatology textbook. I spent 5 years completing the Japanese-language edition, which sold more than 10,000 copies in the first one year after publication in 2005. The popularity of the Japanese edition owes to its coverage of all the basic information necessary for dermatology practice, presented with clear descriptions and accompanied by more than 1,000 high-quality clinical photos.
This is not a color atlas, but a complete textbook of dermatology for dermatologists, medical students and educators, and other medical workers. There are many similar dermatology textbooks of similar size and weight. But the unique point of this textbook is that I have included all major diseases seen in dermatology practice, while minimizing the book’s size and weight by avoiding vague or excessive descriptions.
I hope readers will bring this textbook with them to the clinic and the classroom.
Thanks to the Internet, anyone can read any chapter as a PDF file for free. Those who wish to buy the hardcopy, with high-quality clinical photos, can order the textbook by Hokkaido University Press
I hope you enjoy and appreciate Shimizu’s Textbook of Dermatology as a tool for education, everyday reference and refining your dermatological expertise.