This book could not have been completed without the contributions of many talented physicians, healthcare professionals, and photographers. We received photographs from people who live and work across the globe. Each photograph is labeled and acknowledges the photographer and contributor. There are some people who contributed so many photographs it is appropriate to acknowledge them upfront in the book. The dermatology division at University Of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio contributed much of their expertise in photography, writing, and reviewing the extensive dermatology section. During the last few years, I was fortunate to work closely with the dermatology faculty and residents and they contributed generously to our book. Dr. Eric Kraus, the program director, gave us many wonderful photographs, especially for the section on bullous diseases. He also gave us open access to the 35-mm slides collected by the Division of Dermatology. Drs. Jeff Meffert and John Browning also contributed photographs to many chapters. Dr. Jack Resneck, Sr., from Louisiana, scanned his slides from more than 40 years of practice and gave them to Dr. E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., for use. Dr. Resneck’s vast dermatologic experiences add to our atlas.
The UTHSCSA Head and Neck Department contributed many photographs for this book. We especially thank Dr. Frank Miller and Dr. Blake Simpson for their contributions. UTHSCSA pediatrics faculty contributed to our chapters on child abuse and otitis media. We are fortunate to have Dr. Nancy Kellogg contribute her photographs and expertise in caring for abused children to the book. Dr. Dan Stulberg, a family physician from New Mexico, with a passion for photography and dermatology, contributed many photographs throughout our book.
We thank our learners, many of whom coauthored chapters with us. UTHSCSA medical students and residents and fellows from Michigan State University’s Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship program coauthored chapters and contributed photographs with great enthusiasm to the creation of this work. It was a pleasure to mentor these young writers and experience with them the rewards of authorship. Dr. Usatine is thankful for the contributions of his “Underserved Dermatology Fellows”. Working closely with such brilliant and caring doctors in our Skin Clinic and free outreach clinics allowed me to learn from them while doing my best to advance their academic and humanistic careers.
Of course, we would have no book without the talented writing and editing of my coeditors, Drs. Camille Sabella, Elumalai Appachi, Mindy A. Smith, E.J. Mayeaux, and Heidi Chumley. They each bring years of clinical and educational experience to the writing of the Atlas. Drs. Sabella, Appachi and Mayeaux contributed many of their own photographs. We also thank the chapter and photograph contributions of the many physicians at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. It has been a real pleasure to work with this dedicated group of individuals. We thank them for their expertise, perseverance, and devotion to teaching. We also want to thank the late Dr. Robert Mercer, one of the founding fathers of pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic, who was responsible for the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Photo Files, and whose photos are featured throughout this book. Dr. Mercer was a devoted clinician and educator, and we are indebted to him for his contributions to the field of pediatrics. We would like to also recognize Dr. Daniel Shapiro, who was responsible for collecting, safeguarding, and stressing the use of the photo files for educational purposes.
Most of all we need to thank our patients who generously gave their permission for their photographs to be taken and published in this book. While some photos are not recognizable, we have many photos of the full face that are very recognizable and were generously given to us by our patients with full written permission to be published as is. For photographs that were taken decades ago in which written consents were no longer available, we have used bars across the eyes to make the photos less recognizable—verbal consent was always obtained for these images.
I (Dr. Richard Usatine) thank my family for giving me the support to see this book through. It has taken much time from my family life and my family has supported me through the long nights and weekends it takes to write a book while continuing to practice and teach medicine. I am fortunate to have a loving wife, wonderful daughter, successful son, great son-in-law and one very cute grandson who add meaning to my life and allowed me to work hard on the creation of this Color Atlas. I personally want to thank Dr. Camille Sabella for his strong work ethic, warmth and good humor during the whole process. It is rare to find such superb collaborators in life. In every step of this journey, we worked together with mutual respect, kindness and consideration.
Dr. Camille Sabella would like to thank his wife Paula, and his three children, Carmen, Julia, and Annmarie, for their unwavering support, love, and encouragement. The sense of humor they provided also was instrumental in helping maintain a good balance throughout the process. He would like to personally thank Dr. Richard Usatine for sharing his knowledge, wisdom and experience, and for the selflessness he has shown in creating this Color Atlas. He would also like to thank his colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for their dedication to their patients and to the scholarly mission.
Dr. Mindy Smith adds, “I thank my husband, Gary, and daughter, Jenny, for their support and willingness to listen when I struggle with phrasing and wording in my writing and editing. I also thank several colleagues who have helped me to establish myself as an editor and supported my continued growth in this field—Drs. Barry Weiss, Mark Ebell, Richard Usatine, Suzanne Sorkin, and Leslie Shimp.”
Dr. E.J. Mayeaux would like to thank his wife and family for understanding the many hours of work and computer time it takes to produce this work. He would like to dedicate this work to Mr. Bob (Papa Bob) Mitchell who can always find the funny angle to any situation and who gave him his partner and love of his life. I would also like to thank my new work family at the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. We are going to do great things!
Dr. Heidi Chumley adds, “I want to thank my husband, John Delzell, who has brought love and peace to my often chaotic life, and my children, Cullen, Sierra, David, Selene, and Jack, who give me joy and provide the incentive to stay on task. Each one, in turn, has cheerfully pitched in to help a grumpy and tired mom who stayed up most of the night working on one of many chapters. I have been very blessed.”
Dr Elumalai Appachi states that “I would like to thank all my teachers and patients who taught me the art of clinical pediatrics and how to show compassion for sick children. I want to take this opportunity to recognize my parents who always wanted me to be a physician and serve sick children. Finally I want to thank my family who has supported me to be sane and focused. Finally, I want to thank Camille Sabella who has given me opportunity to share what I learnt.”
Finally, we all thank James Shanahan, Alyssa Fried and Karen Edmonson from McGraw-Hill for believing in this project and never giving up as our book grew larger and more comprehensive over time.