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May 1999

Skin Surgery: A Practical Guide

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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.


Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(5):613-a-614. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-5-dbk0599

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.

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