Frederic E. Mohs

Frederic E. Mohs

Frederick E. Mohs (?-2002) developed the Mohs Micrographic Surgery technique (MMS) in 1938 to remove skin cancer lesions while he was still a medical student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mohs' technique was later modified by Perry Robins in the 1970s, using a fresh-tissue technique.


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