The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin
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Written by a leading dermatologist, The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin provides a compelling and accessible introduction to the life of our largest organ, while also recounting the author’s experiences with memorable patients he has treated who suffer from mysterious skin conditions. Robert Norman begins by highlighting the qualities of the skin, tracing the history of its conditions and diseases, then examining the cultural, social and psychological impact of both color and irregularity. The book also features an absorbing collection of stories about some of his most intriguing patients: from a man whose skin mysteriously turned blue, to a hypochondriacal woman who begins to show signs of a life-threatening disease. This is a fascinating account of the dynamic nature of the skin, and the people who inhabit it.
University of California Press, 9780520272866, 160pp.
Publication Date: April 25, 2014
About the Author
Dr. Robert Norman is an award-winning dermatologist who has been in practice for over 25 years. He has written 18 books, including The Woman Who Lost Her Skin (And Other Dermatological Tales).