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The Truth About Breast Implants

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 30 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:349
  1. J M Dixon

    Randolph H Guthrie, Doug Podolsky Wiley, £9.95, pp 208 ISBN 0-471-59418-0

    Written by an American professor of plastic surgery and a news reporter, The Truth About Breast Implants is divided into easy to read short sections rather like a British tabloid newspaper. In fact much of the text would sit more comfortably there than in a supposedly scientific text. Guthrie is portrayed as a prophet leading women towards the promised land of saline filled implants while the book characterises the majority of plastic surgeons in the United States who support the continued use of silicone prostheses as money grabbing, unethical, poorly trained, and too unskilled …

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