Author Affiliation: Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin Clinic at Froedtert West, Milwaukee.
Long-term follow-up and hindsight always provide a much-desired perspective on any scientific endeavor. As in all quality contributions, authors do their best to accurately present and interpret their scientific findings. In due course, time and experience corroborate and solidify these messages, or they may dampen the early enthusiasm of scientific discoveries and assertions. With this need for sage perspective, we, the editors of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, introduce a new commentary section, titled “ Archives Classics: A Contemporary Perspective,” to shed light on past original articles that had originally sparkled with a thoughtful idea or concept. We now ask, “With a decade or so of perspective, are the original conclusions as valid and relevant today as they were when the article was first published?”
Introducing “Archives Classics: A Contemporary Perspective”. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2010;12(5):288. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2010.56