by Tord Skoog, 500 pp, $120, WB Saunders Co, 1975.
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Renowned for his operative surgical technique and surgical thinking, Professor Tord Skoog's book fulfills the highest expectations and sets new standards in medical publishing. This is not an ordinary textbook of plastic surgery, but rather chapters on the following problems toward whose solutions the author has made singular advances: cleft lip and palate; regeneration of periosteum, bone, and cartilage; rhinoplasty; correction of prominent ears; surgery for the aging face; breast hypertrophy; inverted nipples; axillary hyperhydrosis; syndactyly; Dupuytren contracture.
In essence, his book is his surgical summary. The format is esthetically magnificent, and the text is insightful and authoritative. The 701 colored plates and the black and white drawings are the best that I have ever seen in any 20th century medical or surgical publication. What we have here is an extraordinary union of surgical science and art, which goes far beyond even the category of "excellent."
The reader need not
GOLDWYN RM. Plastic Surgery, ed 1. Arch Surg. 1975;110(12):1520. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360180090035