October 1974

Symposium on Aesthetic Surgery of the Nose, Ears, and Chin

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New York


edited by Frank W. Masters and John R. Lewis, Jr., 207 pp, $37.50, CV Mosby Co, 1973.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(4):591. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360040099037

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This second volume on cosmetic surgery, sponsored by the Educational Foundation of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, with the cooperation of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, is based on the second symposium on esthetic surgery that was held in Phoenix, Ariz, in November 1971. It represents more than just another collation of the proceedings of yet another meeting, and exhibits evidence of superior editing, a credit to Drs. Masters and Lewis as well as to the publisher.

The book is profusely illustrated with informative color plates, the type and format make for facile reading, and the content rarely wanders from attention to basic concepts of esthetic plastic surgery. There is a refreshing introduction of articles by younger plastic surgeons, whose contributions are of substance.

Because of its overall high quality, this volume carries a price tag of $37.50, and I wonder whether a more modest

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