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December 1949

Reconstructive and Reparative Surgery.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(6):842. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010857023

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Plastic surgery received a new impetus during and immediately after World War I; then came a settling-down period, which continued until World War II. Then, the enormous number of casualties and persons with maiming of various parts of the body brought an increasing number of plastic surgeons into the field of repair and reconstruction. This book is testimony to the amount of work now being done to make the lot of the blessé happier.

This volume will appeal to the general surgeon because it is based on a thorough understanding of surgical principles. These general principles make up Division I and illustrate free tissue grafting, shifting of tissue and transplantation. Wound healing, the care of burns and correction of scars receive special attention. Division II is concerned with the head and neck, especially with cosmetology and defects. Division III is confined to the trunk and considers procedures involving the female

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