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May 8, 1967

Repair and Reconstruction in the Orbital Region: A Practical Guide

JAMA. 1967;200(6):562. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120190188044

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Unfortunately, the ophthalmic surgeon is often unfamiliar with the plastic surgical literature, and the plastic surgeon with the ophthalmic literature. Mustarde, the author of Repair and Reconstruction in the Orbital Region, combines in his background a discerning familiarity with both disciplines. True to the traditions of his colleagues in Glasgow, he has compiled a practical guide, the basis of which is an obviously extensive personal clinical experience. From this experience he has assembled a well-balanced monograph depicting reparative procedures for trauma to the lids, the canthi, the orbit and its contents, the eyebrows, and the lacrimal apparatus. Also considered briefly are certain congenital and acquired deformities, and a variety of benign and malignant lesions which require reconstructive procedures. One need only thumb through the pages to be impressed with its teaching value. Each step in a repair has been admirably illustrated with clear photographs, almost always enhanced by instructive line