Background. Dr. Frederic Mohs believed that surgery can spread a melanoma; to prevent this, he applied an inactive black paste vehicle containing the active ingredient 50% zinc chloride solution to melanomas to kill and fix (i.e., preserve) tissue; this is termed fixed-tissue surgery.
by Dante Garcia, MD; Itisha S. Jefferson, BS; Pablo Ramirez, BS; Angelina Palomino, BS; William Adams, PhD; Jessica Vera, BSN; Ruby De La Torre, APN; Kristin Lee, MD; Ashley Elsensohn, MD, MPH; Hana Kazbour, MD; and Rebecca Tung, MD Dr. Garcia is with the Department of Internal Medicine at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda,
by Brittany Smirnov, DO, FAAD; Alexandra A. Bowles, DO; John M. Strasswimmer, MD PhD; and Carlos H. Nousari, MD Dr. Smirnov is with Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches in Delray Beach, Florida. Dr. Bowles is with the Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs in Hialeah, Florida. Dr. Strasswimmer is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Florida
by Danielle R. Lazzara, DO; Sonya G. Zarkhin, DO; Samuel N. Rubenstein, BS; and Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAOCD, FAAD Dr. Lazzara is a Dermatology Resident (PGY-4) at Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hialeah, Florida. Dr. Zarkhin is a Dermatology Resident (PGY-3) at Saint Barnabas Hospital, New York
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2019;12(1):16–23 by Frederick N. Bebe, DrPH; Shasa Hu, MD; Tony L. Brown, MD, PhD; and Orien L. Tulp, MD, PhD Dr. Bebe is with the Kentucky State University College of Agriculture and Food Science and Sustainable Systems in Frankfort, Kentucky. Dr. Hu is with the Miller College of Medicine at the University