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Jacques Joseph:

Nasenplastik und sonstige Gesichtsplastik nebst einem Anhang über Mammaplastik
und einige weitere Operationen aus dem Gebiete der aeusseren Koerperplastik: Ein Atlas und Lehrbuch, mit 1718 zum Teil farbigen 
Abbildungen im Text.Leipzig, Kabitzsch,1931
[ = Nasal Plastic Surgery and Other Facial Reconstructive Procedures,with an Appendix on Reconstructive Breast Surgery and Some Other Proceduresin the Area of External Plastic Surgery. ]

Jacques Joseph ( 1865 - 1934 ) was one of the leading plastic reconstructive surgeons of the 19th and 20th centuries and the foremost pioneer in nasal surgery in Germany. Born Jakob Lewin Joseph in Königsberg, Prussia, he was the third child of Rabbi Israel Joseph and his wife Sara. He was an innovator in modern plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery who developed methods for aesthetic plastic surgery, including cosmetic rhinoplasty. He noted that cosmetic surgery, while not a physical necessity, was worth the risks to a person's health because of its positive impact on their spirit, personality, and role in the world. He was a pioneer of rhinoplasty. His work takes the techniques of other great surgeons such as Dieffenbach, Sauerbruch, Thiersch, and develops them further. Joseph worked on this assignment from 1928 until 1931, after his time as head of the Department of Facial Plastic Surgery at the Charité and after many years of experience in his own practice and clinic. The book – which Joseph characterises as an ‘atlas and textbook‘ – provides a comprehensive survey of both the principles of analysis and operation planning and techniques for patients with extensive facial wounds and also for functional and aesthetic indications such as crooked, saddle, and hump nose.

On 842 pages, Joseph describes his experience in the field of corrective, reconstructive and aesthetic nasal surgery, and in facial surgery, from drooping cheeks plastic surgery to plastic surgery of forehead, jaw, lip, cheek, and lid. An 80-page appendix is devoted to reconstructive breast surgery and mammaplasty techniques.
 


 

After the 100th anniversary of modern nasal surgery, and in the seventieth year after Jacques Joseph‘s death, Willem A Meeuws reminds you of his  reprint of Jacques Joseph‘s major work, ‘Nasal Plastic Surgery and Other Facial Reconstructive Procedures, With an Appendix on Reconstructive Breast Surgery and Some Other Procedures in the Area of External Plastic Surgery‘, a book which had long been out of print when this  was re-issued in Oxford in 1975, the first fully authorized reprint. ( In German ) 

Joseph: Nasenplastik und sonstige Gesichtsplastik,
nebst einem Anhang über Mammaplastik

[Nasal Plastic Surgery and Other Facial Reconstructive Procedures, With an Appendix on Reconstructive Breast Surgery and Some Other Procedures in the Area of External Plastic Surgery]

1975,  XXXI, 842 pages,  1717 illustrations, some coloured.Hardback with back title gold leaf on the spine. Curt Kabitzsch Publishers, Leipzig 1931, the edition was limited to just 500 copies of this reprint 

Jacques Joseph (1865-1934) was among the pioneers of plastic reconstructive surgery. His book ‘Nasal Plastic Surgery and Other Facial Reconstructive Procedures, With an Appendix on Reconstructive Breast Surgery and Some Other Procedures in the Area of External Plastic Surgery. An Atlas and Textbook.‘  was re-iisued by Willem A Meeuws - Publisher in Oxford in 1975 

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Joseph's book is a masterpiece, not only of the author, but also the illustrators, the photographer and the publisher. The illustrations and pastels are of superb clarity and didactically brilliant, rendering the steps of each procedure and its principles thoroughly comprehensible. The balanced and harmonic design – the layout – is exemplary and reflects the aesthetic goal of the operations. The technical mastery visible in the black-and-white photographs lends them a nimbus still capable of moving the reader of today. The reprint, using a complex reprographic procedure, is quite comparable in quality to the original. The binding, with a Cabra semi-leatherback and linen covers ‚ was based as far as possible on the luxury edition of the original.
 

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Many of the operation techniques and indications, e.g. resectional septum surgery, have been further developed or changed in the hight of new knowledge or innovations. Nevertheless, for a variety of reasons, his book ‘Nasal Plastic Surgery and Other Facial Reconstructive Procedures, With an Appendix on Reconstructive Breast Surgery and Some Other Procedures in the Area of External Plastic Surgery can still be studied with profit by every surgeon involved in surgery of the nose and face. Considering there was no laser, no technique of free transplantation of vascularized flaps, no endoscopic diagnostics of the interior of the nose, the reader can but view the attained results with all the more respect, indeed, amazement. From our present day perspective, the fact that the majority of the operations described were conducted under local anaesthesia is hard to imagine.


Example rhino-neoplastic surgery, complete plastic surgical replacement of the inner and outer nose.




An Impressive Example of Cultural History
This major work of Jacques Joseph is also an impressive reminder of an important, bygone era of medicine. Joseph‘s career began in Germany at the time of emperor Wilhelm II, brought him the highest recognition as a doctor and ended under the National Socialists with extreme humiliation. During the worst period of Jewish persecution, a discriminating process of special authorisation gave him ‘permission‘ to operate in individual cases. In Germany today, the importance of Jacques Joseph and his work has largely fallen into oblivion. This is primarily due to the fact that after his death, his achievements, like these of all other Jewish doctors and scientists during the Nazi era, were ignored. After the war, the first articles about Jacques Joseph came from abroad and the USA, where his wife Eleonore and daughter Bella had emigrated. It is thanks to the publisher Dr. Reinhard Kaden and the luxurious reprint of Jacques Joseph‘s work that this scientific legacy of a great physician is once again accessible to interested doctors.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Joseph‘s Original Raspatory

On this page extracts from: 
‘Nasal Plastic Surgery and 
Other Facial Reconstructive 
Procedures, With an Appendix 
on Reconstructive Breast Surgery
and Some Other Procedures in the 
Area of External Plastic Surgery‘ 

 

Example on the right of rhino-neoplastic surgery, complete plastic surgical replacement of the inner and outer nose.

 

The importance of the exact analysis of a deformity or defect as essential to a clear, pre-operative plan is the guiding thread throughout the book. Not only does Joseph deal with the “biological foundations of facial plastic surgery“ and their technical aspects, but also repeatedly with the psychological side. For example, in the chapter“ Grounds for rhinomiosis and the relevance of the operation to everyday living“, we read: “One who wishes to be rid of a deformity, who simply wants a ‘normal‘ appearance – wishes to be inconspicious – should not suffer the odium of vanity.“ Joseph developed many new instruments for his operations, the most well-known being the ‘Joseph‘, an elevator which is still in daily use in operating theatres throughout the world. The book also conveys an understanding of the relationship between operative goal and instrument knowledge. 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

A Far-reaching Insight
Into Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Joseph‘s principles of planning skin flaps, suture techniques or wound treatment ought to be part of the repertoire of every ENT and facial plastic surgeon. 
The book‘s good didactic structure, from the general fundamentals of anatomy, facial proportions, the causes 
of different deformities to prerequisites for successful plastic surgery‘, guides the reader through specific surgical problem situations and their solutions,
often in apparently hopeless cases. The train of thought 
is clear and comprehensible, revealing the 
language of a great pragmatist and brilliant surgeon. 
The honesty in dealing with arising complications and risks is impressive. 


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