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Book reviews Eur J Plast Surg (1999) 22:289±290  Springer-Verlag 1999 Peters, J., Rompel, R., Robins, R.: Dermatologic surgery, text- Mahaluxmivala, S.M.: Plastic surgery ± a comnpendium. Bom- book and atlas. New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, London, Singapore, bay, Kohinoor Printers 1998. Pp228. US$ 20.00. Tokyo, Springer 1996. Pp522 with 454 color figures and 2211 illus- trations. US$ 160.00. ISBN 0-387-59453-1. It has been always a problem for medical students and junior resi- dents to find a brief review of plastic surgery, which will help them Let me quote from the preface: ªThe history of healing arts forces us to understand breadth of the specialty and the issues that it deals to be very modest. There are no absolute truths and no eternally val- with. Most of our sophisticated textbooks are scary for those who id laws. A new era will appear with new teachings and new ideas. are at the beginning of the road as they generally provide a signifi- We need to be certain that we are receptive to change and approach cant amount of information with extended texts. This book of Prof. the new times with understandingº (F. Sauerbruch). A new era, new Sam Mahaluxmivala a past president of European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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