Monday, 17 February 2014

New books received this week

Contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery / James R. Hupp (ed). 6th ed, St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby, 2014.

The 6th Edition enhances your skills in evaluation, diagnosis, and patient management. Full-color photographs and drawings show how to perform basic surgical techniques, and an overview of more advanced surgical procedures includes guidelines on when to refer patients to specialists and how to provide supportive postoperative care. This edition also includes the latest developments in dental implants, instrumentation, and current technology.

Reconstructing faces : the art and wartime surgery of Gillies, Pickerill, McIndoe and Mowlem./ Murray C. Meikle. Dunedin: [Otago University Press, 2013.

Both World War I and World War II played an influential role in the evolution of plastic and maxillofacial surgery in the first half of the 20th century. This book examines four of the key figures involved in this wartime surgery: Sir Harold Gillies, Sir Archibald McIndoe, Rainsford Mowlem, and Henry Pickerill. The book describes how these surgeons revolutionized plastic surgery and the treatment of facial trauma, working on soldiers, fighter pilots, and civilians who were disfigured by bombs, shrapnel, and burns.

Dorland's pocket medical dictionary/ Dorland, W. A. Newman. 28th ed., Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier, 2009.

Since 1898, Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary has continuously maintained the standard as the world's most convenient, user-friendly, portable reference on medical terminology. Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest advances in medicine, this 28th edition delivers the accurate, clear, up-to-date definitions you expect from Dorland's--in a highly compact, easy-to-use format. Bonus software lets you add hundreds of thousands of medical terms to your computer's spell-checker. Is based on Dorlands Illustrated Medical Dictionary -the world's most authoritative, trusted medical dictionary--for completeness and accuracy you can depend on. Contains the latest edition of Dorlands Electronic Medical Speller. Adds 231 new full-color illustrations throughout the book to more vividly depict visual concepts.