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The object of this book as set forth in the preface is to provide the general practitioner with the necessary information for him to determine whether or not a patient's appearance can be benefited by conservative or surgical procedures. It is also written for the plastic surgeon, giving standard and recent operative procedures without the technical detail usually found in a textbook. The several authors, each writing in his own specialty, belong to the Vienna school, and the treatise is therefore much more coherent than the usual composite work. The first article deals with the normal proportions of the face and is chiefly concerned with anthropometry; it considers the influence of age, race, sex and climate on physiognomy. The second article takes up the changes in the face resulting from internal disorders and is exceedingly interesting for all practitioners of medicine. While the average physician frequently has a clue to
Chirurgische und konservative Kosmetik des Gesichtes.. JAMA. 1932;98(8):665-666. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730340073037