August 7, 1943

Synopsis of Traumatic Injuries of the Face and Jaws

JAMA. 1943;122(15):1049-1050. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840320067032

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The presentation of this book achieves the author's desire to provide a concise, well illustrated manual for the medical and dental professions on the subject of face and jaw injuries of traumatic origin. The author states that it was not his intention to produce a textbook on oral surgery or plastic surgery but rather in a synopsis form to present the treatment of maxillofacial cases from first aid at the scene of injury to the more definitive treatment at a more permanent base.

Physicians and dentists join their efforts in the treatment of maxillofacial cases. This cooperation and team work can be expected to assume an important role in this war and the years to follow. A number of special courses of instruction in maxillofacial surgery have been given in the military service, civilian institutions and organizations. The attendance of these courses clearly indicates the earnest desire of surgeons and

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