Thursday, 30 December 2010

Get your Papers sorted for the New Year

Managing PDFs of journal articles is a tedious job. Finding the article, downloading it and sticking it in a suitable folder all takes time.

'Papers' is the answer.

It is a well established program for Mac users that automates all of this. In fact it is worth getting a Mac just for this software alone!

Apps are available for the iPhone and iPad so you can access your articles on the move. I store my 'library' in Dropbox to keep all of my PDFs synchronised across the different devices.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Electronic Table of Contents (eTOCs)

I have updated the journal eTOC section. There is a more comprehensive selection of journals and information about the OvidSP system. The OvidSP eTOC system allows management of multiple journals.  It is very easy to sign-up. You just enter your email address and select the journals you want to receive.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Davis v Gillies

I enjoyed Felix Freshwater's talk at last year's winter BAPRAS comparing John Staige Davis' Plastic Surgery its Principles and Practice with Harold Gillies' Plastic Surgery of the Face. A follow-up article has appeared in the latest edition of JPRAS which is worth reading.

Follow the links above to download free PDFs of the books (legally).

Sunday, 12 December 2010

BMA Book Awards Update

In an earlier post I said I would post the plastic surgery books short listed for the BMA Book Awards 2010. None of them won, in fact an orthopaedic book took the top prize. Please post reviews in the comments section.

Plastic Surgery: Clinical Problem Solving. Peter J. Taub and R. Michael Koch. McGraw-Hill Medical, October 2009 ISBN: 9780071481502 £55.00

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Sherrell J. Aston, Douglas S. Steinbrech, and Jennifer Walden. Elsevier, June 2009 ISBN: 9780702031687 $299.00

Atlas of Craniomaxillofacial Osteosynthesis. Second edition. Franz Haerle, Maxime Champy and Bill Terry. Georg Thieme Verlag KG, February 2009 ISBN: 9783131164926 €149.95

Augmentation Mammaplasty. John B. Tebbetts. Elsevier, November 2009 ISBN: 9780323041126 $299.00

Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery. Fu-Chan Wei and Samir Mardini. Elsevier, August 2009 ISBN: 9780721605197 $309.00