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October 31, 1931

Die gesamte Wiederherstellungschirurgie zugleich 2. Auflage der Wiederherstellungschirurgie. Bände I und II.

JAMA. 1931;97(18):1325-1326. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730180061033

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This is a large and beautifully prepared monograph on plastic and reconstructive surgery by a master in the field and is, in reality, the second edition of Lexer's work on reconstructive surgery, written immediately after the World War. That volume, published in 1920, was written with the idea of assisting the reconstruction of the war wounded, was a single small volume of 361 pages, and discussed and presented actual cases illustrating the repair of tissue defects, the repair of functional defects due to adhesions, and the repair of defects and disfigurements of the face due to adhesions. In this edition the author has greatly broadened the scope of the work, which now covers the entire field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. It is divided into three main sections: holes in or absence of tissue; malformations of shape and position; disturbances of motion. These may be congenital, or acquired through disease,

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