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The instrument was presented before the Otolaryngological Section of the Medical Society of the County of Kings and the Academy of Medicine of Brooklyn on Nov. 10, 1943. It was also presented at the annual meeting of the American Rhinological Society for the Advancement of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Academy of Medicine of New York on Nov. 12, 1943.
The new instrument has been devised to serve a twofold purpose. One end enables the rhinoplastic surgeon to (1) present to direct view the lower lateral cartilage and (2) to section it exactly as desired with one sweep of the knife.
Below is shown the left lateral view. Note (a) hook, (b) flanger elevator, (c) angulated rest plate, (d) button finger rest, (e) abrupt taper and (f) pivot rest.
It eliminates any danger fo the knife slipping, any deviation from the predetermined line of incision or any nicking of
KAYSER R. NEW INSTRUMENT FOR USE IN RHINOPLASTIC SURGERY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(2):186–188. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010197011