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May 1971

Skin Surgery

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(5):570. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000170104036

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"Why A Textbook on Dermatologic Surgery?" Marion Sulzberger poses this question in the title of the opening chapter of Ervin Epstein's Skin Surgery. Dr. Sulzberger then answers his question as he gets this text off to an excellent start. From that point, the reader is off and running as he is carried through the various modalities of dermatologic surgery.

This volume should offer something for all dermatologists regardless of their level of training. The new practitioner should find the chapter on office surgery very valuable. Quality and economy are emphasized as Dr. Epstein discusses various brands, models, and substitutes for equipping the office surgical room. Dr. Taylor's chapter on psychiatric considerations is well done. The importance of this facet of cosmetic surgery cannot be stressed too much. The chapters comprising parts II and III of this volume discuss the traditional approaches (electrosurgery, curettage, cool steel surgery, biopsy, etc) of dermatologic

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