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December 1952

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;48(6):785. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.00920010797015

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This practical book on plastic surgery is valuable because the author has made no attempt to present the numerous procedures found in the literature, but has included only those techniques which he has personally used and which have proved satisfactory over a period of time. Only too often surgical texts have become storehouses for operations which were hastily documented in the literature in the enthusiasm engendered by one successful case. The author subsequently discovers that further experience with the method results in unforeseen complications and drops the method, wishing at the same time that he had not so hastily rushed into print. Alas, the writer of a textbook has picked it up out of the current literature and endowed it with permanence.

The procedures which Dr. Fox advocates are described in clear and concise terms. Emphasis has been placed on illustrations rather than on words, in obedience to the old

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