J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2020;13(4):43–44 by Alexandra Wells, MD; Preeta Gupta, MD, Francis Tian, MD; Eric Adkins, MD; and Benjamin Kaffenberger, MD Drs. Wells, Tian, and Gupta are with The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Adkins is with the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center
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.
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2020;13(1):41–43 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
by Colton B. Nielson, MD; Jennifer N. Harb, MD; and Kiran Motaparthi, MD Drs. Nielson, Harb, and Motaparthi are with the Department of Dermatology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this study. DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content
by Sophie Wang, MD; Harib Ezaldein, MD; Raghav Tripathi, MPH; Miesha Merati, DO; and Jeffrey Scott, MD Dr. Wang and Mr. Tripathi are with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Drs. Ezaldein, Merati, and Scott are with the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.