vols 1 and 2, ed 5, edited by Ervin Epstein, MD, and Ervin Epstein, Jr, MD, 1,243 pp, with illus, $215 (both volumes), Springfield, Ill, Charles C Thomas Publisher, 1982.
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Epstein and Epstein have presented us with a superb fifth edition of their classic textbook on skin surgery. The evolution of Skin Surgery through five progressively larger and higher-quality editions since 1956 parallels the rapid evolution of the field of dermatologic surgery. Chapters on all of the relevant aspects of dermatologic surgery have been thoughtfully collected by the editors from experts in the field and compiled into a two-volume set that provides authoritative information for the beginning or advanced dermatologic surgeon.
A chapter entitled "Training of Residents in Dermatologic Surgery" by George Popkin is appropriately placed near the front of the first volume. Dr Popkin's comments set the stage for dermatologic surgery training in the 1980s and should be reviewed by every dermatology residency program director.
Forty-six new chapters have been written by new contributors, and chapters by contributors to previous editions have been updated. New chapters on clinical photography,
Hanke CW. Skin Surgery. Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(7):626. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650310088022