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Dermatologists' interest in office skin surgery continues to increase. Drs Schultz and McKinney have written an excellent, short textbook filled with practical tips for beginning dermatologic surgeons. The book is best suited for residents and dermatologists beginning their practices or expanding their practices to include more surgical procedures.
The book is divided into 12 easy-to-read chapters that cover topics ranging from organizing a surgical suite to the management of skin tumors. The chapter on equipping an office surgical suite is particularly good. The authors thoroughly review office organization, instruments, equipment, and planning for office emergencies. There is an excellent section on preoperative evaluation and preparation of the patient.
The organization of the book is unique in that a regional and pathologic approach is utilized. The approach allows the reader to easily find a practical way to remove a suspicious skin lesion in a specific area of the body. Coauthorship by
Ceilley R. Office Practice of Skin Surgery. Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(11):1464. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660110110031