October 1974

Plastic Surgery: A Concise Guide to Clinical Practice

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Kansas City, Kan


ed 2. Edited by William C Grabb, MD, James W Smith, MD. Price, $15 (paper), $20 (cloth). Pp 1,085. Little Brown & Co, 34 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02106, 1973.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(4):589. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360040097029

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The second edition of this complete but concise text of plastic and reconstructive surgery is an improvement on the very successful first edition, published in 1968. The general plan is essentially the same, but the material has been revised and brought up to date by incorporating some new discussion of older subjects and some new chapters on advancements. The organizational grouping of subject matter by anatomical regions and pathological entities is logical and makes it easy to find the desired subjects. The number of references after most chapters has been expanded by nearly 30%, and the index has been enlarged. Especially of value are the new chapters on benign tumors and skin disorders, microvascular techniques and reimplantations, breast augmentations and reductions, lipectomies, and an increased discussion of the treatment of hypospadias. The illustrations are mostly black and white line drawings and are easily understood. For students, residents, and practicing surgeons

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