Glyn E. Jones (Ed): Bostwick’s plastic and reconstructive breast surgery

Glyn E. Jones (Ed): Bostwick’s plastic and reconstructive breast surgery Eur J Plast Surg (2010) 33:235 DOI 10.1007/s00238-010-0426-4 BOOK REVIEW Glyn E. Jones (Ed): Bostwick’s plastic and reconstructive breast surgery QMP, St. Louis, 2010, 1,800 pages, 5,000 illustrations, 4 DVDs, $395.00 USD, ISBN: 978-1-57626-233-7 Ian Jackson Received: 9 March 2010 /Accepted: 9 March 2010 /Published online: 6 April 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 This is the third edition of a wonderful book initially edited because of John that everyone has tried their very best to make by John Bostwick. On my first visit to the USA, I started everything just a little bit better! my tour in Atlanta and there I met the great Dr. Jurkiewicz, It is difficult to imagine that there can be or will be any which, of course, was a very considerable event! I was, competition to this masterpiece apart from new concepts in the however, very much impressed by a young resident—John very distant future. Every imaginable breast condition—be it Bostwick—who was just beginning his career. Over the aesthetic or neoplastic—is discussed in depth. It was wonder- years, we became very good friends. One of the worst ful to see a chapter on fat grafting presented by Gino Rigotti, events in my life was when his wife, Jane called me about Syndey Coleman, and others. The results presented are his death. excellent and, for many of us, give a look into the future. This new edition of his book has been expanded. It has This also applies to the presentation of microsurgical been produced in two volumes and is edited by Glyn Jones. reconstruction by Glyn Jones and Peter Neligan. As men- There are dedications by Foad Nahai to John and a tioned above, however, every one of these 22 chapters is worth foreword and preface by Rod Hester and Glyn Jones. reading and absorbing the information, which they contain. Reading these is a very sad experience—they are a tribute Congratulations need to be given to Karen Berger and to a wonderful person and a great surgeon. her staff. This is a wonderful production—beautifully The book consists of 22 chapters and there are 24 presented; the photography and artwork are superb, and contributors—11 from Europe and 13 from the USA. This is there is a first-class arrangement of illustrations. I cannot agalaxy of stars—everyone is a winner. The 22 chapters cover imagine a breast surgeon or trainee who will not want to all aspects of this intriguing area. There are very exciting have this great book. I also congratulate everyone who chapters which are at the cutting edge: multimodal imaging, played a part in producing this two-volume work, which fat grafting, cohesive gel implants, microsurgical flap recon- will aid surgeons but, most importantly, will help our struction, conservation in tumor resections, aesthetic prob- patients to achieve excellent long-term results in what can lems, and surgery after massive weight loss. I believe that it is be devastating problems. I. Jackson (*) Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, Southfield, MI, USA e-mail: European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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