Edited by William G. Grabb, MD, and James W. Smith, MD. Price, $11.50. Pp 890, with approximately 275 illustrations. Little, Brown & Company, 34 Beacon St, Boston 02134, 1968.
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Every textbook on plastic surgery contains something of interest to the dermatologist. This particular volume is an excellent collection, the combined effort of 43 well-selected authors who have contributed in their special fields of assignments a concise and in depth review of principles and methods of plastic and reconstructive surgery brought up to date. Designed as a textbook for review by the clinical surgeon and an intensively directed guide for the resident and intern, where else might a dermatologist interested in this field find better references? Attention is devoted to the basic techniques of plastic surgery. This discussion is fundamental to any good practice of surgery and every surgeon would benefit from portions of this book. Certainly a dermatologist needing either material for reference or guides on actual surgical practices that he might be entertaining can gain considerable knowledge and practical advice. Splendid discussion is offered on such subjects as
Rowland WD. Plastic Surgery: A Concise Guide to Clinical Practice. Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(2):261-262. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610260137031