Personalized, Evolutionary, and Ecological Dermatology

  • Robert A. Norman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Rebecca Thiede, Daniel Butler
    Pages 1-18
  3. Robert A. Norman, Marty Walsh
    Pages 31-42
  4. Robert A. Norman, Lauren M. Murray
    Pages 43-55
  5. Jeff Collins, Pam Kittipongdaja, Michael Morgan
    Pages 67-73
  6. Sara W. Faulks, Steven R. Feldman
    Pages 75-89
  7. Robert A. Norman, Asmi H. Sanghvi, John Barksdale
    Pages 91-106
  8. Robert A. Norman
    Pages 107-114
  9. Robert A. Norman
    Pages 115-126
  10. Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 127-139
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 141-142

About this book


This book discusses the potential to enhance the dermatology profession’s valuable pattern recognition, diagnostic, and treatment skills via the evolution of modern medical techniques, including the advent of personalized medicine and genomics. These are now easily accessible and enable the customization of healthcare using molecular analysis to influence medical decisions, practices, and therapies for the individual patient.

The evolution of the skin, and the manner in which dermatological conditions are described and managed, reveals the need to consider many aspects on a personal level. In addition, as more is understood about the biology of the skin and how the introduction of new antibiotics, biologics, and other therapies affect our skin’s ecological balance, this book aims to create a heightened sense of the importance and offerings of ecological dermatology.

Personalized, Evolutionary, and Ecological Dermatology brings together the major biological topics and succinctly summarizes how the addition of personalized medicine with an evolutionary and ecological perspective, if used carefully and ethically, can assist dermatologists in becoming more successful treatment providers.


Dermatology Ecology and the skin Evolutionary dermatology Genetic dermatology Genomics Protemomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Norman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology Nova Southeastern Medical SchoolFt. LauderdaleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41086-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41088-3
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