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November 1958

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;60(5):977. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940080997025

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The author of this well-known book on plastic surgery emphasized in his first edition that he was presenting a book based on his own experience and that it was to be judged from this aspect rather than as an attempt to include all the known facts and theories of plastic surgery applied to the eye. In this edition this principle has been strictly adhered to with very few exceptions. Recommendations are based on the author's convictions from his own cases, and, while many of these may be criticized by persons whose experiences do not coincide with those of Dr. Fox, the book consistently portrays the results of one man's experiences. This in itself creates a definite value and character not always found in other surgical texts. Only too often the author of such a book includes many worthless procedures, which he has not even tried, just because they appear in

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