Two New Zealand clinicians author textbooks on skin cancer

September 26, 2015

Clinical Cases in Skin Cancer Surgery and Treatment

This book by Dr Sharad Paul and Dr Robert Norman (eds) provides a concise and practical guide to dermatologists, dermatologists in training, primary care physicians, plastic surgeons and others working in skin cancer and dermatological surgery. Each case allows readers to gain a thorough and practical knowledge of the wide range of cases they may encounter. The authors have carefully selected cases to highlight evidence-based practice. The book describes the top skin cancer and skin cancer surgery identification and treatment issues and provides essential information to treat these patients suffering from melanoma, squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer, Merkel cell cancers and other skin maladies. In addition the authors have included several cases in the field of dermatoscopy and SRT (superficial radiation) for skin cancer.

Dr. Sharad P. Paul holds senior academic positions in skin cancer and surgery at the universities of Queensland and Auckland. Dr Murton holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree and is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.


Minor Surgery. A visual guide for office-based surgery from beginner to expert

Recently published, this easy-to-read guide takes you from basic skills to expert, with 44 watercolour pictures clearly depicting the techniques discussed.

Not only does it give you tips and tricks for creating beautiful results, it puts the patient in the centre of the procedure and reminds you of the precision with which any surgery should be undertaken.

The book is self-published by Dr Murton and available for $65 from Dr Samantha Murton, Capital Care Health Centre, 35 Tennyson St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011. Email:

MelNet Note: In her book, Dr Murton combines her skills as both a clinician and an accomplished artist. One clinician who purchased it described it as an invaluable tool as well as a beautiful work of art.

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