The history of dermatologic surgical reconstruction

Daniel E. Zelac, Neil Swanson, Michael Simpson, Hubert T. Greenway

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Over the last 40-50 years, reconstructive surgery in dermatology has undergone expansive growth and development. As dermatologists began to provide a greater array of surgical services during this period, it became apparent that new skills and techniques in the area of reconstruction would be required. Initially many of the procedures and concepts were adopted from other specialties, however, in the years since, significant contributions have been made by dermatologists which in turn have benefited other specialties as well. This review attempts to summarize some of the significant historical events and innovations that have established and supported dermatologic surgical reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)983-990
Number of pages8
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 25 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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    Zelac, D. E., Swanson, N., Simpson, M., & Greenway, H. T. (2000). The history of dermatologic surgical reconstruction. Dermatologic Surgery, 26(11), 983-990.