I wish to extend great thanks to Professor Peter Sonksen and Dr Clara Lowy formerly of St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK, who kindly supplied many of the slides in this Atlas. I am greatly indebted to Dr Tom Barrie, of The Glasgow Eye Infirmary, Glasgow, UK, who provided a splendid set of eye slides (Figures 82, 87, 97 and 99-101), Dr Alan Foulis, of The Royal Infirmary in Glasgow, UK, who supplied some magnificent pathology slides (Figures 23-26, 29-33, 35-39, 41) and Eli Lilly and Company for providing Figures 1-3,46-49,51,54 and 56-60.

I am grateful to the following who also contributed their slides:

Dr Nick Finer, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire, UK (Figure 8); Professor Ian Campbell, Victoria Hospital, Kirkaldy, Fife, UK (Figures 14 and 106); Dr Sam Chong, Medway Maritime Hospital, Gilling-ham, Kent, UK (Figure 17); Drs Angus MacCuish and John Quin, formerly The Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK (Figure 18); Dr Julian Shield, University of Bristol, UK (Figure 19); Professor Julia Polak, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith, London, UK (Figures 27 and 28); Professor GianFranco Bottazzo, previously The London Hospital Medical College, London, UK (Figure 34); Dr Gray Smith-Laing (Figures 42, 43 and 45) and Dr Richard Day, formerly of Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent, UK (Figure 44); Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Limited, Crawley, UK

(Figures 52, 53 and 55); MiniMed, Ashtead, UK (Figures 62 and 69); MediSense, Maidenhead, UK (Figure 67); CDX Diagnostics, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK (Figure 68); Dr David Kerr, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Dorset, UK (Figures 65, 70-72); Dr William Campbell, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (Figures 90-92); Professor Stephanie Amiel, King's College Hospital, London, UK (Figures 77, 152 and 153); Professor Peter Thomas, Royal Free School of Medicine, Hampstead, London, UK (Figure 104); Mr Grant Fullarton, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, UK (Figure 110); Pfizer Limited, Sandwich, UK (Figures 111-114, 154); Dr Roger Lindley (Figure 115); Dr Brian Ayres, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK (Figures 120 and 121); Dr Kumar Segaran, Med-way Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent, UK (Figures 122 and 123); Mrs Ali Foster, King's College Hospital, London, UK (Figure 124); Mr Mike Green (Figures 125 and 126), Dr Kishore Reddy (Figure 131), Dr Paul Ryan (Figures 133 and 134), Dr Larry Shall (Figures 136, 140-142, 144) all of Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent, UK; Dr Peter Watkins, King's College Hospital, London, UK (Figure 149); Mr Harry Belcher, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Sussex, UK (Figure 150).

Finally, I thank Mrs Daniella James for typing the text and Mrs Carol Esson and Mrs Elizabeth Cannell for help with previous editions.

Ian N Scobie md frcp Gillingham, Kent

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