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April 1992

Practical Manuals in Dermatology: Cutaneous Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck

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Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(4):577. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680140161032

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This book, the latest in the series Practical Manuals in Dermatology, is a short and relatively inexpensive paperback.

The book is organized according to regional anatomy. Each anatomic area, such as the scalp and nose, is covered in a separate chapter. These chapters are then subdivided into sections on surface anatomy, motor and sensory innervation, muscle groups, blood and lymphatic vessel supply, and clinical considerations. This format is similar to several other recently published texts in surgical anatomy.

This book is well suited to nonsurgical dermatologists or those performing only minor procedures on the head and neck. Physicians performing significant excisional surgery or reconstruction will need to look elsewhere for adequate anatomic detail. The illustrations are all sketches and give a general overview of the location and course of important vessels and nerves. Most are quite simple and lack great detail. They are adequate for giving the clinician a general

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