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The Man Who “Listened” to Noses A Past Artisan's Secret Revealed

E. Gaylon McCollough, MD
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013;15(2):147-148. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2013.225.
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In his day, Dr Ira Tresley was said to be “the master of the nose,” or so believed Dr Jack R. Anderson, one of Tresley's contemporaries and an accomplished nasal plastic surgeon in his own right. Though an extraordinary surgeon, Tresley was not a good communicator, and because he wrote no books or articles on rhinoplasty, much of his gift was buried with him. But for a few words spoken to a trusted colleague, the artisan's secret might have been lost to the ages.

Correspondence: Dr McCollough, McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic, 101 E 15th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (drmccollough@mccolloughinstitute.com).

Published Online: December 3, 2012. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2013.225

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.



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