Frederic “Fred” E. Mohs was an “honest and good man, a ferocious and courageous worker.”1 Husband, father of three, prolific writer, and speaker, Dr. Mohs was a pioneer in many fields. His desire to do good was fueled by his enthusiasm for scientific advancement (Frederic E. Mohs Jr., personal communication, 2014). He is most remembered for Mohs Micrographic Surgery, formerly chemosurgery, which allows visualization and examination of all tissue margins achieving skin cancer cure rates of 98 to 99 per cent.
Recommended CitationRoss, B.A., Nicholas A.; Saedi, MD, Nazanin; Yeo, MD, Charles J.; and Cowan, MD, Scott W., "Frederic E. Mohs, M.D. (1910-2002): physician and innovator." (2015). Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles. Paper 43.