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This short monograph by Dr. Alfred von Berndorfer is an unusual and highly specialized analytic outline of the restricted subject of esthetic rhinoplasties. It is a critical perspective and inventory of the extraoperative considerations of plastic surgery of the nose; specifically, the rhinokyphectomies and other esthetic revisions of nasal form. It is a treatise for the expert. The student and occasional operator will find it too complicated in its extrasurgical considerations.
Although the author considers the monograph "einen kurzen Einblick" into the field of formative surgery of the nose, he nonetheless covers esthetic diagnosis, embryologie development of the nose, anatomy and anthropology, esthetic and anatomic considerations, the meaning of physiognomy and form pathology, as well as the technic of operation and complications.
It is altogether an interesting though somewhat philosophic excursion into the manifold implications of formative nasal surgery which every expert in the field should find interesting to read.
Die Asthetik der Nase vom plastisch-chirurgischen Standpunkt aus Betrachtet. JAMA. 1949;141(7):495. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910070067037
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