Zoltán János: Cicatrix optima. Operacionnaja tehnika i uszlovija optimal'nogo zazsivlenija ran - Cicatrix optima (Budapest, 1974)

cicatrix optima Techniques for Ideal Wound Healing By Professor János Zoltán, M.D., D. Sc., F.I.C.S. English-language edition edited by E. F. Shaw Ailgis, M.D., F.A.C.S. Frederik Hansen, M.D., F.A.C.S. Bernard McGibbon, M.B., B.S., F.A.C.S. The techniques and concepts depicted in this volume provide expert, step-by-step instruction in the surgical procedures necessary for the optimal healing of skin wounds in terms of both cosmetic appearance and restoration of function. Professor Zoltán’s method of presentation relies heavily upon painstaking attention to detail, using clinical photographs and complementary drawings to illustrate fully and with unparallelled clarity each step of every procedure. The accompanying written explanations of the illustrations are comprehensive yet refreshingly uncluttered, incisive, and straightforward. This is by no means a “how to” manual for the unskilled, but it is unquestionably the most authoritative professional treatise available for every surgeon who deals with ordinary or unusual problems of skin wound repair. In their Foreword to this English-language edition the American editors state: “The practicing surgeon . . . will encounter few problems which cannot be solved using the principles and techniques outlined.” For serious students of surgery, and their teachers, this work is the premier text in its field, concentrating on fundamental principles to introduce the concept of atraumatic tissue handling and to demonstrate how skin and subcutaneous tissue can be used and shifted to give the least possible scar. Professor János Zoltán has achieved widespread international recognition as a distinguished teacher and practitioner and for his many contributions to the advancement of plastic surgery, skin grafting, transplantation surgery, and other specialized surgical techniques. He is the author of 98 scientific publications, including 14 major texts. In addition to the present English edition, Cicatrix Optima has appeared in Hungarian and Russian, and will be published in German and Greek as well. Akadémiai Kiadó Medicina Könyvkiadó Budapest