A History of Dermatologic Surgery in the United States.
Coleman WP 3rd, Hanke CW, Orentreich N, Kurtin SB, Brody H, Bennett R.
A history of dermatologic surgery in the United States. Dermatol Surg. 2000 Jan;26(1):5-11.
PMID: 10632679 Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Dermatologic surgery has a long and distinguished history in the
To examine the specific contributions of American
The medical literature on cutaneous
reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for the last century and a half was
Numerous American dermatologic surgeons have had a major
impact on scientific and technological discoveries in cutaneous surgery.
Dermatologic surgeons have been significantly involved in cutaneous surgery
since the second half of the 19th century. Dermatologic surgeons have
contributed many important advances to the fields of chemical peeling,
cryosurgery, dermabrasion, electrosurgery, hair transplantation, soft tissue
augmentation, tumescent liposuction, laser surgery, phlebology, Mohs
chemosurgery, cutaneous reconstruction, wound healing, botulium toxin,
blepharoplasty, and rhytidectomy.
Dermatologic surgeons in the
United States have contributed significantly to the history of reconstructive
and cosmetic surgery. Dermatologic surgeons have been leaders in advancing this
field and are poised to continue in the future.