We would like to thank our editors, Anne Sydor and Christina M. Thomas, the production supervisor, Sherri Souffrance, and the project manager, Asheesh Ratra. We are grateful for contributions of photographs from Doctors Whitney Tope, Spencer Holmes, Bruce Bart, Richard Steinberg, Cindy Vehe, Dan Kaplan, Marna Ericson, Valda Kaye, Mark Wilke, Warren Goodman, David Ahrenholz, and the residents of the University of Minnesota dermatology residency programs. We thank our reviewers Jamie Santilli, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Catherine Manabat, MD, medicine/dermatology resident; Sanober Amin, MD, PhD, dermatology resident; Cynthia Olson, MD, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology; our medical student reviewers James Dorrian, Kathleen P. Lane, Matthew Majerus, Julie Fox, Jaime Loso, Maria Smith, and Heather Haberman PA-C and Victoria Eddy NP.
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 to 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.