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May 1974

An Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery

Author Affiliations

Brookline, Mass

Arch Surg. 1974;108(5):752. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350290114032

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Expanded, refurbished, and updated since the first edition 11 years ago, this atlas is now two volumes, each a more commodious size than the 1963 progenitor. Dr. Lore has intended it for "the ecumenical approach in both patient care and resident training in the field of head and neck surgery," and he has succeeded well.

The author has precisely described in logical sequence sound techniques and he has also emphasized the indications for a procedure, the "high-points" and complications. With a praiseworthy economy of words, he has furnished the reader with much important information.

The black and white drawings by Robert Wabnitz are excellent. Those, for example, on cleft lip repair are superb. The colored illustrations, though accurate, are slightly disappointing because their tone has an unreal quality.

This book is most useful for its material on tumor eradication, less strong in reconstruction, and weakest in esthetic surgery. The obvious

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