It is hard to imagine that it is over 10 years this atlas was published on a CD-ROM. Over the years people from all over the world have used it and we have gotten positive feedback. A decision to update the atlas was made. Several microscopic images have been replaced by better images. Though extensive revision of the text has not been done, some areas have been revised as needed. A Quiz has been created for each chapter by Dr. Mahalingam.
The key change is that this atlas is being made available online for anyone to learn, review dermatopathology, or aid in diagnosing skin lesions. This atlas will help prepare for examination in dermatopathology and dermatology especially when one uses the quiz following the review of atlas.
To provide and promote use of this atlas worldwide, the online version is being offered without any cost. There will be nominal cost to download images and take quiz, which will help to support and maintain online version. A blog has also been created through which users can send comments, photos so that the atlas can be updated on an ongoing basis. It is our hope that this atlas will continue to proveto be a useful learning tool both for students, as well as for practitioners of dermatopathology.
Jag Bhawan, MD