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The Reconstruction of Venus: Following Our Legacy

Lineaweaver, William M.D.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2009 - Volume 123 - Issue 1 - p 429
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31819055ef
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Sir:

Putting arms on the Venus de Milo is simply silly. The original use of this icon in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons logo perfectly captures the concept that beauty can be approximated with imperfect materials. What better symbol could represent what we do?

Putting a second Venus in the logo, one with drifting, awkward arms, clutters the emblem and transforms a subtle use of symbol into a cartoon.

I would prefer an after and a before sketch of Humpty Dumpty to this proposed reconstruction of Venus.

William Lineaweaver, M.D.

Rankin Plastic Surgery Center

348 Crossgates Boulevard, Suite 2400

Brandon, Miss. 39042

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