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"The nose is man's most paradoxical organ. It has its root above, its back in front, its wings below, and one likes best of all to poke it into places where it does not belong" (Dieffenbach). Improving on this paradoxical organ by surgical means has been one of man's endeavors since 200 BC, when the Sushruta Samhita described reconstruction of an amputated nose with a forehead flap. This volume starts with Samhita and Dieffenbach, and then brings the reader up to date with superbly illustrated and mercilessly edited chapters on most of the important phases of aesthetic rhinoplasty, as well as aesthetic procedures of the ears and chin.
Editors Masters and Lewis perform the well-known crowd-of-clowns stunt as they escort 44 authors forth from only 200 pages of print. The crowd proves not to be clowns after all, but leading practitioners of the arts of rhinoplasty, otoplasty, and mentoplasty who
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