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Dec 2011

Tools of the Trade

Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(12):1427. doi:10.1001/archderm.147.12.1427

This little birdie is completely made from items that I use in my daily practice as a dermatologist (Figure). It was originally supposed to be a peacock, but as it evolved (and given the season), I think that it's become more turkeylike. Whatever! Happy Holidays!

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Figure. Head and neck, liquid nitrogen pressure gauge; eyes, liquid nitrogen nozzles; beak, needle holder; hair, hyfercator electrodessicator tips; body, stainless steel canister for holding odds and ends; chest, large cotton-tipped applicators; wings, disposable scalpels; tail feathers, disposable biopsy punches; legs, reusable punches; and feet, forceps.

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