Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Bruce M. Achauer, Elof Eriksson, Bahman Guyuron, John J. Coleman III, Robert C. Russell, and Craig A. Vander Kolk, 2888 pp, with illus, $595, ISBN 0-8151-0984-9, Philadelphia, Pa, Mosby, 2000.
The specialty of plastic surgery is forever changing. Treatment algorithms and operations are constantly updated as new breakthroughs are made. These breakthroughs may come in the form of new surgical equipment, a finer appreciation of human anatomy that leads to improved flap design, or long-term follow-up for a given procedure. How the plastic surgeon addresses breast reconstruction today is very different from how he or she approached this problem even 5 or 10 years ago.
The challenge all textbooks face in this dynamic field is how to stay current and relevant given the 2- to 3-year process of developing a textbook from conception to actual distribution. Plastic Surgery: Indications, Operations, and Outcomes is the latest attempt to provide plastic surgeons—trainees and established surgeons—with a comprehensive textbook addressing all of plastic surgery. Six editors, experts in separate areas of this vast specialty, take on the formidable task of editing respective volumes. In addition, there is a separate editor for outcomes analyses.
Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery: Indications, Operations, and Outcomes, vol 1: Principles and Techniques and General Reconstructive Surgery, vol 2: Craniomaxillofacial, Cleft, Pediatric Surgery, vol 3: Head and Neck Surgery, vol 4: Hand Surgery, vol 5: Aesthetic Surgery. JAMA. 2001;285(15):2015-2016. doi:10.1001/jama.285.15.2015