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December 1954


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;60(6):695-701. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00720010713003

BLACK-AND-WHITE photography is essential for rhinoplastic analysis and diagnosis and provides the requisite medicolegal and clinical records. Rhinoplastic photography must conform to the rigid standards of size and posing which have become accepted through custom and usage. These photographs must be uniform, of good quality, and faithful to the details of the facial features of the patient.

In cities in which there are medical photographers who specialize in rhinoplastic photography, the rhinoplastic surgeon should utilize their services. Their prices are usually moderate and are borne by the patient, as with other laboratory procedures. The use of studio portrait photographers, in cities in which such photographers are not available, is generally unsatisfactory. Their prices are relatively high, and it is difficult for them to produce pictures which are neither flattering nor complimentary. They utilize a diffusion light system in enlarging to obtain a soft effect and to minimize defects in the

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