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April 1921

PLASTIC SURGERY OF THE FACE BASED ON SELECTED CASES OF WAR INJURIES OF THE FACE, INCLUDING BURNS. With Original Illustrations

Arch NeurPsych. 1921;5(4):486-487. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02180280127011

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Abstract

This admirable book deserves careful reading and study by every worker who is interested in plastic surgery. Major Gillies, as our readers know, took a leading part in bringing about the splendid results that were attained in the treatment of injuries of the face and jaws in England during the latter years of the war. It was largely due to his efforts and enthusiasm that patients requiring plastic repair of the face were gradually concentrated at Sidcup, where, with the assistance of his co-workers, the methods and success detailed in this volume were achieved.

Certain principles on which the author lays emphasis in his first chapter are so important that they will bear repetition, since they represent the essential considerations on which his work is based. They are: first, the necessity of making an accurate diagnosis at the very outset, by careful examination and palpation, by intra-oral and intranasal examination,

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