By Ervin Epstein, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (Dermatology), Stanford University Medical School. Price $7.50. Pp. 228, with 242 illustrations. Lea & Febiger, 600 S. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 6, 1956.
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This volume has been written by Ervin Epstein in conjunction with 17 collaborators all of whom are known for their special interest and skill in their individual fields. An introductory chapter entitled "Why Dermatologic Surgery?" leads to the three principal divisions of Cold Steel Surgery, Electrosurgery, and Special Techniques.
Much that is contained in this manual deals with operative methods which few dermatologists use and which are more frequently the province of the plastic surgeon, such as extensive grafting, oral surgery, and surgical treatment of advanced surgical cancer; yet such discussion well indicates the need of knowledge by dermatologists and provides a primer of basic information. Those chapters dealing with cold-steel excision, electrocautery, and other electrosurgical procedures are detailed, complete, and simply written.
The newer and special techniques of surgical dermatology, dermabrasion, therapeutic tattooing, chemosurgery, and cryosurgery are adequately analyzed and discussed. It is to be noted
Skin Surgery. AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(1):159. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550130161035
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