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March 1994

A Retrospective View of Jack Anderson's Changing Concept of Rhinoplasty

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolarygology, Manhattan (NY) Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120(3):347-348. doi:10.1001/archotol.1994.01880270089015

Jack Anderson was one of the most influential rhinoplastic surgeons of our time. He was a student of nasal anatomy and nasal dynamics, both of which guided his approach to aesthetic rhinoplasties. His ideas were freely passed on to those willing to learn. Anderson, early in his career, dedicated himself to becoming a rhinoplastic surgeon. However, rhinoplasty was still in its developmental stage, and there were few teachers. Anderson availed himself of every opportunity to learn, and he compared ideas and techniques and traveled extensively with a small group of his peers, who watched and learned from each other. After a fulfilling career as a surgeon and teacher, emphasizing a traditional endonasal approach, Anderson adapted and became the prime motivating force in the introduction of external rhinoplasty in the United States. It is interesting and instructive to compare his earlier concepts with those of his later years, when he made

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