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Dermatoanthropology of Ethnic Skin and Hair

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1. Auflage, 2017

Dermatoanthropology of Ethnic Skin and Hair is a comprehensive text that extensively examines cutaneous disease in persons with skin of color.  The breadth of knowledge in this book encompasses the wide scope of dermatologic disease with 26 distinct and unique chapters.  It serves as a guide to the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders for those populations with darker skin types. 

Vashi and Maibach's Dermatoanthropology of Ethnic Skin and Hair provides an overview of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology in addition to providing an extensive anthropological and basic science background to fully understand skin disorders in persons of color.  Topics of discussion include anthropology of skin and hair, biophysical properties of ethnic skin, structure and function of the skin, physiologic pigmentation, mucosal lesions, acne, rosacea, inflammatory disorders, infections, autoimmune disorders, connective tissue disease, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation and depigmentation, keloids, scarring, pediatric disease, alopecias, adnexal disorders, common cosmetic concerns and treatments, and cultural considerations.

Neelam A. Vashi, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Director, Boston University Center for Ethnic Skin
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA, USA

Neelam Vashi, MD, FAAD is a board certified dermatologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Boston University School of Medicine and teaches dermatology to BU residents, international trainees, and medical students. Dr. Vashi's clinical and research interests focus on the therapy of skin, hair, and nail disorders that occur more frequently in individuals with skin of color. She is the Founder and Director of the Boston University Center for Ethnic Skin, providing clinical care, cosmetic dermatology, and clinical trials research. Dr. Vashi is a Springer editor who published Beauty and Body Dysmorphic Disorder in 2015. 

Howard Maibach, MD
Professor of Dermatology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA 

Howard Maibach, MD is an expert in contact and occupational dermatitis and sees patient at the Environmental Dermatosis Clinic, which is part of the Dermatology Clinic at UCSF. His specialty is dermatotoxicology, or skin exposure toxicity; allergies and skin disorders; and dermatopharmacology or the study of medications for skin disorders. Dr. Maibach has been on the editorial board of more than 30 scientific journals and is a member of 19 professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco Dermatological Society and the Internal Commission on Occupation Health. He is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at UCSF and Springer editor of more than five recent books, including the Textbook of Aging Skin, 2nd edition (in development).
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