Eur J Plast Surg (2006) 28: 498 DOI 10.1007/s00238-005-0025-y BOOK REVIEW I. Jackson J. Joseph, Rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery with a supplement on mammaplasty (English translation by S. Milstein) Columella Press, Phoenix, 1987, 843 pp, 1,718 illustrations (some in color) (ISBN 0-9605972-1-2) (Published as Nasenplastik und sonstige Gesichtsplastik nebst einem Anhang über Mammaplastik, Verlag Curt Kabitzsch, Leipzig, 1931, in German) Published online: 15 December 2005 # Springer-Verlag 2005 Why should we consider buying a book produced more than been reinvented—somewhat of a not uncommon thing in 70 years ago? When you look at the book, the illustrations, plastic surgery! To some extent, thus is related to the lan- the layout, and the wealth of experience that has gone into guage problem with regards to the spread of knowledge. the writing of it, the question is answered very quickly. For Fortunately, much of our publishing is now in English. the non-German speakers, an English version is now To read or even browse through a book like this is an available. Although as one would expect, much space is exciting journey through history. It certainly puts one’s devoted to rhinoplasty, there are chapters on local flaps, jaw own contributions into perspective. Even with all the surgery, mammaplasty, and body contouring. advances in data collection, photography, record keeping, and computer technology available today, it would be Considering the period of time when this book was difficult to produce such a single-authored book. written, it clearly demonstrates that we are in the presence The question is, should you buy it? For someone with a of a plastic surgery giant. There are flaps that now have deep interest in the development of our specialty, the answer is yes. It certainly would be a good investment for a departmental library, and our residents should be advised to browse through it. They would quickly find I. Jackson (*) out that we do indeed stand on the shoulders of giants of Southfield, MI, USA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org the past.
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