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August 18, 1956

Tumors of the Skin

JAMA. 1956;161(16):1599-1600. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970160079023

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This monograph presents a thorough and detailed consideration of the clinical characteristics, growth factors, frequency of occurrence, and surgical methods of treatment of cutaneous tumors. Each tumor is described briefly, yet succinctly, with the intent that the monograph should function as a useful reference. Following the discussion of the individual tumors, there is a short but adequate bibliography. Artists' sketches of techniques of operation are used as a guide to experienced surgeons who may be called on to use the methods of plastic surgery in the management of tumors of the skin. They are not intended to teach surgery to those who are not trained in this field. So much emphasis is placed on surgical treatment that the book should have been called "The Surgical Management of Tumors of the Skin." The author believes that, with rare exceptions, all types of cutaneous tumors should be removed surgically. This tenet disregards

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