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December 1996

Atlas of Cutaneous Surgery

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Indianapolis, Ind

Arch Dermatol. 1996;132(12):1532. doi:10.1001/archderm.1996.03890360126036

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In multiauthored texts, usually the editors give the authors relatively free rein in writing their respective chapters. In contradistinction, the Atlas of Cutaneous Surgery began with a plan that provided a great deal of structure for the authors to follow. That plan and structure have resulted in one of the most focused, succinct, and well-organized texts on dermatologic surgery yet published. The product is an extremely visual one that involves many high-quality color clinical photographs and detailed coloraccentuated diagrams. Each chapter emphasizes case-based learning and includes step-by-step photographs of actual cases.

The 400-page, 35-chapter volume is divided into 4 sections: (1) "Basic Cutaneous Surgery Concepts," (2) "Tissue Movement," (3) "Specialized Anatomic Units and Specialized Techniques," and (4) "Cosmetic Cutaneous Surgery." The section "Basic Cutaneous Surgery Concepts" includes chapters on superficial cutaneous anatomy, preoperative considerations for antibiotic prophylaxis and antisepsis, anesthesia, biopsy techniques, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, considerations in achieving hemostasis, techniques

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