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October 23, 1991

Basic Cutaneous Surgery: A Primer in Technique

Author Affiliations

University of Chicago (Ill)

University of Chicago (Ill)


by Christopher B. Zachary (Practical Manuals in Dermatologie Surgery. R. C. Grekin, ed), 134 pp, with illus, paper $24.95, ISBN 0-443-08660-5, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 1991.

JAMA. 1991;266(16):2296-2297. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03470160128051

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Electrosurgery of the Skin, by Sheldon V. Pollack (Practical Manuals in Dermatologic Surgery, R. C. Grekin, ed), 93 pp, with illus, paper $24.95, ISBN 0-443-08683-4, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 1991.

Cosmetic Surgery of the Skin: Principles and Techniques, edited by William P. Coleman III, C. William Hanke, Thomas H. Alt, and Saul Asken, 387 pp, with illus, ISBN 1-55664-176-1, Philadelphia, Pa, BC Decker Inc, 1991.

Cutaneous surgery has increasingly become an integral part of the dermatology specialty. Residents in dermatology acquire the necessary surgical skills during their training, as mandated by the specialty board, and apply these skills in their practice. Their in-depth familiarity with the structure and function of the skin provides an extremely valuable base for preoperative and postoperative considerations and for proper selection of therapeutic modalities for the patient such as electrosurgery, cryosurgery, laser surgery, excisional procedures, and Mohs micrographic surgery.

Basic Cutaneous Surgery, which is