THE YEAR 1963 became a major landmark in otolaryngologic plastic surgery in that for the first time a major otolaryngologic periodical devoted the major portion of an issue to this subject. The November 1963 Archives of Otolaryngology should be read in its entirety. It is to be hoped that otolaryngologists will be inspired to greater participation in plastic surgery. There is still a notable paucity of papers on otolaryngologic plastic surgery appearing in the senior otolaryngologic society meetings.
For the purpose of analysis, the literature will be grouped into the following outlines: (1) rhinoplasty, (2) otoplasty, (3) transplantation of tissues, and (4) facial trauma.
An interesting and plausible explanation for the developmental deviation of the nasal septum is proposed by Gill.1 Septal growth pressure in a patient who inherits a small external nose from one parent and a high nasal septum from his other parent can only result