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The Patient and the Plastic Surgeon

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Second edition. Goldwyn Robert M.. . 359 pages. Boston: : Little, Brown and Company; ; 1991.. $65.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(10):835. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-10-835_5
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Thoughtful and detailed discussion of relations between the patient seeking plastic surgery and the surgeon and what each needs to know. Also discussed are the pitfalls in the relationship: the initial consultation; concepts, technical and esthetic, of the surgery; the types of operations and their relation to types of patients; and the professional growth of the plastic surgeon. Although this book is obviously directed to present and would-be plastic surgeons, there is much in it relevant to patient-physician relations in other fields.


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