THE LITERATURE on plastic surgery for 1947 and 1948 contains many interesting and valuable articles which should be read in the original. Otolaryngologists may build up a good yearly reference file by writing to selected authors for reprints of their papers.
EDITORIAL COMMENT ON CURRENT TRENDS IN THE LITERATURE
Otolaryngologists have been opposed to nasal operations in infants and young children because of the belief that such procedures would interfere with normal growth of the nose.In an editorial comment in the 1946 review, we stated that simple fracture and realinement of the bony bridge or conservative adjustment of a displaced septal cartilage did not, in our experience, stunt or adversely affect normal growth of the nose.We also presented case evidence that one might safely repair bifid nose in young children by suturing the lateral and alar cartilages together to obliterate the median cleft, by fracture and narrowing of
PEER LA, WALKER JC, VAN DUYN J. Summaries of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology for 1947 and 1948: PLASTIC SURGERY. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(6):964–992. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030991018
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