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June 1966

Fundamental Techniques of Plastic Surgery and Their Surgical Applications (ed 3).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(6):633. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020635032

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with illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill, 1965.

The original aim of the author in writing this book was to bridge the gap between the advanced textbooks and the chapters on plastic surgery in general surgery texts. In the second and third editions he has resisted the temptation to destroy this established quality by adding, expanding, or otherwise increasing the size of the book.

The text is presented in two parts. The first on basic techniques covers wound care, the Z-plasty, free skin grafts, and flaps, pedicles, and tubes. This section, though fundamental, fulfills the author's aim as an informative foundation for the student and novice.

The section on surgical applications covers the broad aspect of plastic surgery. Of special interest to the otolaryngologist is the chapter on maxillofacial injuries, an excellent one in which the greatest changes have been made for this edition. The

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