Key Moments in the History of Dermatologic Surgery (1952-2000)
The history of surgery in dermatology (“dermatologic surgery”) is rich with significant developments
and advances by multiple individuals. Only a few of these pioneers can be highlighted
in this report because of space limitations. My apologies to colleagues and friends who have
not been included or mentioned in this article. The Timeline: Major milestones in the history of
dermatologic surgery in this article tells some of the story. The biographic pieces on 15
outstanding physicians add additional detail and perspective. Many major developments have
occurred since 2000, but they are beyond the scope of this article.
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