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March 19, 1938

Plastique mammaire: Considérations médico-chirurgicales

JAMA. 1938;110(12):924. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790120066031

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This monograph on mammary plastics is divided into four parts: Part I gives a historical survey of mammary esthetics throughout the ages; it also takes up the consideration of the relation of jurisprudence to reparatory mammary surgery and the risks taken by the operator. Part II deals with the necessity for and the indications which call for operation. The social, professional, pathologic and psychic aspects of deformed and hypertrophied breasts are discussed. Part III deals with the possibility of nonsurgical therapeutic curative measures for hypertrophied breasts. The authors evaluate local applications, compression, gymnastics and opotherapy. They point out the association of mammary gland disturbances with endocrine systemic imbalance and especially the influence of the hypophysis, placenta and ovaries. This section of the book is thorough. In part IV the various surgical plastic methods of correcting mammary deformities in the female are described, especially the methods developed in France. These include

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