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February 18, 1928

Plastic Surgery of the Orbit.

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By J. Eastman Sheehan, Professor of Plastic Surgery, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. With a preface by Pierre Sebileau, professeur de la Faculté de médecine de Paris. Cloth. Price, $12. Pp. 348, with illustrations New York: Macmillan Company, 1927.

JAMA. 1928;90(7):567. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690340069043

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This is one of the best books on plastic surgery that have yet appeared. It starts with a two and a half page preface by Pierre Sebileau of the University of Paris that is a graceful gesture. Part I, thirty-eight pages, is given over to a careful surgico-anatomic description of the orbital cavity and its neighboring parts. Part II, fifty pages, deals with the preparation and after-care of skin grafts and general considerations. It is excellently written, full of general and surgical common sense, and evidently based on a wide experience. Part III, 205 pages, has to do with operative procedures. Not only are textbook conditions considered, but also the anomalous scars and defects that the average ophthalmic surgeon sees but seldom. At times the written text is somewhat vague. However, the continuity is carried by the illustrations, which are uniformly good, so that no doubt as to detail is

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