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September 1977

Cryosurgical Advances in Dermatology and Tumors of the Head and Neck

Author Affiliations

Oakland, Calif


edited by Setrag A. Zacarian, MD, FACP, many color and black and white illus, 272 pp, $33, Charles C Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Ill, 1977.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(9):1311. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640090159059

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The field of "modern" (or advanced) cryosurgery has progressed at an impressive rate during the past decade. Zacarian has participated in this growth in many ways. He not only made and reported many of the basic clinical observations, but, he did much of the animal and other research projects that provided this field with the background that it required for acceptance. He brings his unique knowledge of his subspecialty to this publication. Zacarian has produced three books on the subject since 1969. In this, his third volume, the word "advances" seems to be the keynote. It is an attempt to bring the reader up to date on the latest advances, but it also reemphasizes the advances of the past. This may make the book of greater interest to the physician already in the field than to the potential beginner. Yet, this is not said in criticism.

It is a beautifully

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