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December 10, 1932

Kosmetische Operationen: Ein kurzer Leitfaden für den Praktiker.

JAMA. 1932;99(24):2057-2058. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740760067044

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This compedium is a brief but concise outline describing the various surgical procedures for cosmetic defects. Exception must be taken to the statement that it was intended to aid the general practitioner. There is no doubt that the technical procedures described could be well performed only by the specialist in this type of surgery, who has received a thorough and adequate training. In no other branch of surgery will there be such frequent disappointments to the occasional operator as within the realm of plastic and reconstructive survery. The monograph is well written and easy to understand. The illustrations are especially easy of comprehension and in most instances they clearly portray the technic described. There is appended at the end of each chapter a well arranged bibliography. The ease of mind with which the writer advises incisions within the mucous membrane for various nasal plastic procedures is somewhat unorthodox, as most