This issue marks the debut of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, to be published quarterly. For the new series, Dr. Blair O. Rogers is the consultant and, for this number Dr. Khoo Boo-Chai is the guest editor.
That this volume is concerned with plastic and reconstructive surgery in the non-Caucasian is refreshing and instructive. Despite the universality of some human traits, genes and geography do make a difference. Microtia, for example, is more common in Tokyo than in New York City. Dr. Seiichi Ohmori reports on the surgical management of 269 cases.
More than the unusual quantity of this experience, the author is able to share perspectives and philosophy.
Other topics discussed are filarial elephantiasis of the lower extremities, leprosy of the head and neck, frontal-ethmoidal encephalomeningocele, burns, and nasal reconstruction. The Occidental influence has created a new dimension for the plastic surgeon, and there are excellent chapters on cosmetic rhinoplasty