The Woman Who Lost Her Skin
(And Other Dermatological Tales)
Can you Imagine this?
Do you remember the last time, if you ever had a minor burn, you watched as a small part of your skin peeled off? Picture what it would be like if your whole skin peeled off. How would you feel about yourself?
Stories about the skin are fascinating and compelling. The skin is the largest organ in the body and is vital for life support, but how much do we know about it and what can happen to it?
This book is an inspirational collection of tales from Dr Robert Norman's 18 Years as a dermatologist in Tampa, Florida. Based on real-life experience Dr Norman explains ailments of the skin, including melanoma, warts, albinism and toxic epidermal necrolsis, exploring the condition's history and etiology, and talks us through diagnosis with his patient stories. He also discusses topical issues in dermatology such as the importance of cancer prevention and the 'mad science' of cosmetic surgery.
The Women Who Lost Her Skin is invaluable reading for practicing and aspiring dermatologists and practitioners in primary care. It is also a jolly good read for anyone who has ever wondered about the mysterious stretchy covering of our bodies.
Table of Contents
1. Liquid Air 2. The Women Who Lost Her Skin 3. Numbness of the Arm 4. A Mystery 5. Melanoma 6. The Eye of the Storm 7. The Color of Burn 8. A Hairy Tale 9. Little Bubbles 10. A Life on the Skin 11. The Birthmark Revisited 12. Not a Wolf 13. Apollo's Legacy 14. From Dracula to Cancer Slayer 15. Wart's New 16. A Day in the Life
Dr Robert A. Norman is a practicing dermatologist in Tampa, Florida. He has worked as an emergency room doctor and a family practitioner, and is currently a clinical instructor for several US medical schools. He has written over 200 medical and general articles, including for Discover magazine, five plays and a movie script, produced two teaching films, and recorded two albums featuring his blues harmonica playing. This is his 16th book.