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March 15, 1952

Plastic Surgery of the Nose Including Reconstruction of War Injuries and of Deformities from Neoplastic, Traumatic, Radiation, Congenital, and Other Causes

JAMA. 1952;148(11):972. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930110094030

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This book is based on the personal experiences of the authors. Because of this, unnecessary theoretical discussion is omitted. The authors describe the operative procedures that they find to be the most practical and successful. Each operation is illustrated by two color step-by-step drawings. Photographs of patients show the results of treatment. The book is intended as a practical clinical work. Outmoded operations and more recent operations that the authors have found unessential are not included. This is advantageous and it avoids confusion. The basic teachings and techniques of Jacques Joseph of Berlin are fully discussed. Figure 7, page 23, shows this pioneer of corrective rhinoplastic surgery in the operating room. Before and after pictures are more convincing than verbal description. It is unfortunate that, in figure 93, page 114, the postoperative photograph does not show the patient smiling and the smile's effect on the lip as does the preoperative

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