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Book and Media Reviews
March 26, 2008

A History of Plastic Surgery

JAMA. 2008;299(12):1482-1483. doi:10.1001/jama.299.12.1482

A History of Plastic Surgery provides a fascinating journey through the evolution of the specialty that considers its domain the “skin and all of its contents.” Santoni-Rugiu and Sykes are 2 well-known European plastic surgeons who wanted to provide a detailed history of the development of plastic surgery—emphasizing the significant historical aspects of the specialty rather than the many well-known developments of the past quarter century that are emphasized in other texts.