https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-remarkable-life-of-the-skin-by-monty-lyman-review-a-fact-filled-fascinating-exploration-of-the-bodys-largest-organ-3kjrlp3br

We tend to ignore our skin, at least until there’s something wrong with it. It is our body’s largest organ, yet we treat it as somehow less significant than what lies inside. Medics can be especially dismissive. A surgeon friend of Monty Lyman’s calls the skin “the wrapping paper that covers the present”. A doctor I know claims that all dermatologists ever tell you is: “I don’t know what it is, but try this cream.” On the evidence of this book, that attitude will change. Lyman is not an eminent consultant dermatologist. He is a young, Oxford-based hospital doctor. But this book, which is his first, could help change attitudes towards the skin. It is not so much packed as crawling with fascination. Some of…