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July 11, 1966

Surgery of Tumors

Author Affiliations

Chapel Hill, NC


by Herbert Conway, Norman E. Hugo, and John F. Tulenko, ed 2; 381 pp, 215 illus, $14, Springfield, Ill: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1966.

JAMA. 1966;197(2):156. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110020144066

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Surgery of Tumors of the Skin is a comprehensive work which presents in a sound manner the biological basis for surgical management of skin neoplasms. Most of the illustrations are of good quality and the authors have used good judgment in presenting some of the more commonly seen states of tumor development, as well as spectacular advanced lesions. The quality of the black-and-white photomicrographs ranges from superior to average.

The technical aspects of printing and publishing the volume are disappointing. Misspelled words and numerous printing errors detract from the scientific exposition and probably reflect undue haste on the part of the publishers. One also wonders why a treatise on skin neoplasm has been diluted by inclusion of a number of deep lesions such as thyroglossal duct cysts, ganglia, and parotid tumors. Frequent presentation of a large number of statistics on the incidence of various tumors in relation to local hospital

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