ed 4, edited by Ervin Epstein, MD, and Ervin Epstein, Jr, MD, 839 pp, with illus, $98.75, Springfield, Ill, Charles C Thomas Publisher, 1976.
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The fourth edition of Skin Surgery, like the third edition, is the premiere textbook on dermatologic surgery. Nearly every surgical aspect of our specialty is well covered in the clearly printed, easily read, 839 glossy pages of this quality book.
The subject matter has been reorganized to accentuate the increased importance of cryosurgery and chemosurgery. In this textbook, chemosurgery includes chemotherapy, chemical peels, and chemosurgery for microscopic controlled excision of cutaneous cancers. Important chapters have been added dealing with medico legal problems, maxilofacial prostheses, laser skin surgery, cryotherapy for acne, and local anesthetics. Two excellent new contributions are the "Diagnosis and Treatment of Surgical Emergencies" by Krull and Ande and "Skin Surgery of the Eyelids" by Beard. Nearly all of the chapters have been updated, including many goodquality photographs. However, a few surgically treated conditions were less well covered or deleted—conditions I think are not uncommonly encountered by the dermatologist:
Stegman SJ. Skin Surgery. Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(8):1146. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640080148043