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The readers of The Journal who are on the mailing list of Springer-Verlag of Berlin and New York are familiar with their current publications and the beautiful multicolored illustrations reprinted from the texts. Denecke and Meyer's monograph on rhinoplasty, which is volume 1 of two volumes on Plastic Surgery of the Head and Neck, is filled with similar accurate and vivid illustrations. The translator, Lowell Oxtoby, has been most successful in his basic premise to write in "American" English so that descriptions are very clear and readable.
This volume is an encyclopedia of rhinoplasty. The authors make the point that they have included the tested methods of many surgeons, whereas most writers on the subject describe only their own procedures. A perusal of the bibliography will convince the reader that few, if any, of the writings in the world literature have been over-looked. For example, in 1898 the island flap
Cannon B. Corrective and Reconstructive Rhinoplasty. JAMA. 1968;203(7):531. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140070087043
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