March 1977

Symposium on Corrective Rhinoplasty

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New Haven, Conn


edited by D. Ralph Millard, Jr, 316 pp. 980 illus, $42.50, St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1976.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(3):347. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370030119025

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The most impressive feature of this 13th symposium–this time on the subject of rhinoplasty–is the profuseness of photographs and diagrams. If there were no text, only the illustrations with titles, that would be sufficient reason for all surgeons performing rhinoplasties to have this volume available for reference. The recorded proceedings offer something old, as in chapter 23 on secondary and tertiary correction of postrhinoplastic deformities; something new, chapter 22 on septoplasty with pin fixation; and a few things bold, such as chapter 12 on open flap rhinoplasty. It must be understood that this valuable book can not be considered as a textbook on the subject, nor should it be read as a textbook. It should be enjoyed for its scenic pleasure. Nasal physiology, covered in chapter 7, is included for completeness, and therefore is too brief and too simple, especially on the subject of turbinate surgery. There is much duplication

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