by R. P. Usatine, R. L. Moy, E. L. Tobinick, D. M. Siegel, 319 pp with color illustrations, $69.95, St Louis, Mo, Mosby–Year Book, Inc, 1998.
Having recently completed and published a manual on skin surgery, I feel qualified to favorably review Skin Surgery: A Practical Guide by Usatine et al. The authors have successfully made this 319-page hardcover text a truly practical introduction and guide to basic skin surgery. The book is best suited for novice cutaneous surgeons, including medical students, dermatology residents, and primary care physicians. Although there will always be controversy about how much skin surgery primary care physicians should be taught to perform, this book provides that knowledge in an accurate, thoughtful, and reasoned manner. The authors include not only 3 dermatologists, but also a family physician, who aids in keeping the focus basic and geared toward the primary care provider.
Brown MD. Skin Surgery: A Practical Guide. Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(5):613-a-614. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-5-dbk0599