Dermatopathology Laboratory Techniques

Book Review


Terence J. Harrist, MD

Strata Dx,  Lexington, Massachusetts

The book “Dermatopathology Laboratory Techniques” should be useful to grossing technicians, physician assistants, pathology / dermatology residents and histotechnicians who require understanding of basic skin anatomy, terminology, methods of fixation, grossing procedures and tissue processing.

Skin specimens come in a variety of types, each of which requires a different approach. Various techniques are described in detail in order to obtain the diagnostic and marginal assessment required.

Headington’s technique is now the standard procedure for evaluation of alopecia and is covered in detail.  Moh’s and slow Moh’s surgical specimens are complex with respect to orientation.  The methods elaborated herein have been successful in our practices.

Clifford M Chapman has had more than 40 years of experience as a dermatology and general pathology laboratory director.  He and Dr. Dimenstein convey their vast experience in a readable straight forward way covering the general and particular issues in the field.


“Dermatopathology Laboratory Techniques” is available directly from

Please know that a portion of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to:

The Jimmy Fund, located at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

Questions and/or comments can be directed to Clifford M. Chapman MS, HTL(ASCP), QIHC at:

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