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Book and Multimedia Reviews
January 2006

The Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery

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edited by David L. Brown and Gregory H. Borschel, 420 pp, $44.95, ISBN 0-7817-5189-6, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004.

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2006;8(1):69. doi:10.1001/archfaci.8.1.69

edited by David L. Brown and Gregory H. Borschel, 420 pp, $44.95, ISBN 0-7817-5189-6, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004.

The Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery provides a concise overview of the entire field of plastic surgery. This book is written for medical students, residents, plastic surgery nurses, and physician assistants, as well as physicians other than plastic surgeons who are caring for patients who have had plastic surgery. The residents in the University of Michigan plastic surgery program wrote this text, designing it as a pocket reference guide to prepare for the operating room and for use in the clinic. The authors condense the field of plastic surgery into 54 chapters divided into 10 sections. Topics include head and neck surgery; facial reconstruction; craniofacial surgery; aesthetic surgery; breast, hand, and upper and lower extremity surgery; and burn treatment. Each chapter is clearly organized, and information is provided in an outline format. Practical information, including anatomy, indications for procedures, surgical approaches, operative techniques, and complications, is discussed. Highlights (“Pearls”) emphasizing practical information are often provided at the end of the chapters.

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