The editors would like to thank our McGraw Hill editors: Leah Carton, Associate Editor and Christina Thomas, Senior Project Development Editor for all their assistance in the development and publication of this textbook and Dr. Sudhi Singh, Thomson Digital Project Manager. We thank our reviewers Jamie Santilli, MD, Cynthia Olson, MD, Dori Henderson, PhD, Elizabeth Norheim NP, Brittney Busse PA, Deana Gruenhagen PA, and our medical student reviewers Carissa Klarisch and Brett Macleod.
We are grateful for contributions of photographs from Doctors Whitney Tope, Spencer Holmes, and Charles Crutchfield III.
We want to especially acknowledge Robert W. Goltz, MD, who was our mentor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota (1971–1985). His mastery of the art, science, and practice of medicine influenced all who were privileged to train with him.
We are especially grateful for our husbands’ support and patience during this project.