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April 1959

A New Procedure for Correcting Outstanding Ears

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1959;69(4):409-415. doi:10.1001/archotol.1959.00730030419005

An ear possesses individuality of its own, no two being exactly alike. Ears can identify persons nearly as accurately as their faces. The majority of persons have ears which fall within certain mathematical measurements as to size and shape and are considered as normal. There are those which are smaller and misshapen, which extend down the scale to the rudiments of an ear which we call a "microtic ear." On the other end of the scale, we have ears that stick out from the head because they do not have all the folds of a normal ear and because of this are more prominent and are called a "lop" or "prominent" ear. Some of this group are not only more prominent but are cupped, and a few are large in size. It is the operative alteration of the prominent ear that is to be discussed in this paper.

The auricle