New Noses in 40 Minutes (Nov, 1937)

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New Noses in 40 Minutes

IN A forty-minute miracle of modern surgery, an unshapely nose now can be transformed in such a way as to change the owner’s face completely. Working entirely through the nostrils in order to leave no unsightly scar, the surgeon’s deft hands are guided almost exclusively by the sense of touch as he removes the hump and shortens the nose to normal proportions. Only a local anesthetic is used and the patient is conscious throughout the delicate operation. The complete transformation of the patient’s nose is accomplished in about forty minutes. In the accompanying photographs, a highspeed camera has caught the successive steps of the work in one of the most dramatic series of pictures ever made in an operating room.

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