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October 1960

Cosmetic Surgery: Principles and Practice.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1960;72(4):561-562. doi:10.1001/archotol.1960.00740010571015

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Abstract

This book devotes all of its pages to cosmetic surgery including such operations on the eye, ear, nose, thorax, abdomen, and maxillofacial regions. It methodically devotes chapters to scars, wounds, anesthesia, skin operations, and tissue transplantations.

Cosmetic surgery has been accepted in the last few years as legitimate surgery and not a means of satisfying a patient's vanity. Proper surgery to correct defects not only means a sense of well being on the part of the patient but is often imperative for many in the pursuit of their livelihood. Such a book is, therefore, a valuable contribution to surgery.

Dr. Fomon is well known as an excellent teacher with vast experience in this type of surgery. The descriptions and the many illustrations are clear, step by step, and contain valuable discussions of each procedure as to its correctness and pitfalls. To the less experienced surgeon and student the instruction

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