The human nail provides a complex structure that supports fine manipulation of objects while protecting the extremities. Diseases of the nail disrupt this function. They can cause pain and discomfort, cause disfigurement and are often unsightly with a profound effect on the sufferer's self confidence. Baran & Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management has long been recognized as the preeminent authority on nail disease. New to this edition is a superb guide to differential diagnosis by color, shape and location within the nail unit to provide rapid clinical information on nail disorders. All thirteen chapters have been thoroughly updated.