edited by David B. Apfelberg, 324 pp, with illus, $69.50, New York, Springer-Verlag NY Inc, 1987.
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Dr Apfelberg has done a masterful job editing and producing Evaluations and Installation of Surgical Laser Systems. This small text functions as two separate volumes. The first is a unique collection of information focusing on the nonmedical aspects of laser photomedicine, and the second is a more typical and expected presentation of the uses of lasers in the various surgical and medical specialties.
The first portion of the book consists of five chapters. The first chapter includes an introduction to laser biophysics, which is clearly explained and extensively illustrated. The chapter also assembles information regarding the actual installation of different laser systems; information that is unavailable from any single and unbiased source elsewhere. The next four chapters make this book unique, and a worthwhile purchase. They approach responsibilities in laser surgery from financial, legal, nursing, and administrative points of view. Included is a chapter on implementing and managing a clinical
Dover JS. Evaluation and Installation of Surgical Laser Systems. Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(4):602. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670040084033