The second edition editors owe a huge debt of gratitude to our colleague and friend Associate Professor Robert Paver, co-author of the first edition of this text. We thank him for providing the video archive from the first edition and for writing the foreword to this new edition. He has been an inspiring leader in the field of dermatologic and Mohs micrographic surgery in Australia. Always generous with his time and advice, he has served on numerous committees and mentored many young dermatologists, receiving the Australasian College of Dermatologists’ highest award, the Silver Medal.
We would like to acknowledge The Skin Hospital, Westmead (previously known as the Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia) for the training opportunities we both received. In fact, it was the venue that brought us all together. The Mohs Surgery Unit has provided training for many of Australia’s current Mohs surgeons and has an enormous database that has generated benchmarking statistics for the benefit of the international dermatologic and Mohs surgery community.
Thank you to the new contributors who have reviewed the chapters in this edition and shared their experience and insight with the editors to improve the quality of this publication. Thanks also to those who have provided clinical images; you are acknowledged in the relevant figures in this text.
The team at McGraw Hill has once again been extraordinary in their industry and professionalism. Special thanks go to Rochelle Deighton, Martina Vascotto and Leanne Peters for seeing this project through. Our appreciation also goes to Caroline Hunter, Diane Gee-Clough and Apeksha Rao for their help along the way. We are also grateful to illustrators Chris Welch (first edition) and Alan Laver (second edition) for their brilliant diagrams that clarify the sometimes difficult design concepts behind many of these repairs that we discuss.
Finally, it is hard to adequately thank our families for their love and support over the last 2 years as they have had to share us with our computers! To Lucie, Amelie and Eloise Stanford as well as to Wes, Bella, Calvin and Talia Threlkeld—our deepest love and gratitude.
Duncan Stanford & Leslie Storey