This full-colour handbook is divided into four sections. The first two sections represent the two main approaches to identifying skin diseases: morphological patterns and regional diagnosis. Symptoms are listed in bullet-point format alongside the colour photograph of the disease and thediagnosis includes a cross reference to the full description in the third section. This added user-friendliness is a new feature of the second edition and is clearly explained in the Introduction. All information, as well as the formulary and reading list section, has been updated with the latest indiagnosis and treatment included. The text has been better organised, with certain sections (e.g. the eczemas) grouped together.