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July 1971

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(1):123. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010125028

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The fourth edition of any medical textbook within the span of two decades signifies a "bestseller." Applied to a subject as intimate as ophthalmic plastic sugery this dictum is especially significant. The reason for Dr. Fox's literary popularity is obvious. His text continues to be one of the few well-written books in this field. Its clarity, readability, good organization, and completeness have made it a standard reference for many ophthalmic surgeons. The same holds true for the fourth edition, which by comparison with the previous editions has an even better organized classification. The book has been expanded to include separate chapters on "Major Repairs and Reconstructions," "Bony Orbit Repairs," and "Miscellaneous Acquired Anomalies." More is said about canthal surgery and less about lid splitting and lid halving techniques. This represents an up-to-date version of current developments in this field. Dr. Fox's trend towards the historical adds color to the book,

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