Eur J Plast Surg (2008) 31:97 DOI 10.1007/s00238-008-0247-x BOOK REVIEW Michael L. Bentz, Bruce S. Bauer, Ronald M. Zuker (Eds): Principles and practice of pediatric plastic surgery Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, MO, USA, 2008, 2000 pp, 3000 illustrations, 395.00 USD, ISBN 978-1-57626-225-2 Ian Jackson Accepted: 20 March 2008 / Published online: 1 May 2008 Springer-Verlag 2008 This is a monumental book—two volumes, three DVDs, superb, and the reproduction of illustrations is excellent. and 99 contributors. Could they not have squeezed another When I read this, I was impressed by its completeness, one in? It is an American–Canadian undertaking put which is due to the cooperation between the authors and the together by three excellent pediatric plastic surgeons, publisher. namely Doctors Bentz and Bauer from the Midwest and Undoubtedly, the book represents many long hours of Doctor Zuker from Ontario. work, frustration, and questioning the validity of the The editors have managed to assemble the crème de la crème enterprise. There is absolutely no question of the effort of the pediatric plastic surgery group. All aspects of the specialty being worthwhile. The end result speaks for itself. have been published in great detail and with outstanding clarity. I rarely “rave” about a book but I do not apologize for There is no doubt that this will be the classic pediatric plastic doing so on this occasion. Every aspiring pediatric plastic surgery book for many, many years to come. surgeon should save up his or her money and purchase it. It is gratifying that two volumes have been necessary. This is an investment that they will never regret! This illustrates how much plastic surgery has penetrated Congratulations to the editors, the contributors, and into the pediatric surgery arena. certainly last but not least, to Karen Berger and her staff The production is very much “Quality Medical Publica- for producing such a beautiful book and continuing her tions,” once again emphasizing quality. The layout is support of our specialty. I. Jackson (*) Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, Fisher Center—Third Floor, 16001 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075, USA e-mail: email@example.com
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2008
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