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December 24, 1938

Die Technik der Operation der Gaumenspalten und Gaumenlippenspalten nebst Ergebnissen

JAMA. 1938;111(26):2417. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790520073025

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This book presents in a clear and concise way the methods of Veau and of the author for the treatment of lip and palatine clefts. The rare forms of facial clefts are not in the purpose of the book. The author believes, with Veau, that the palate must be corrected when the child is beginning to learn to speak, that is, around the second year of life. He prefers to do the lip early, between 3 and 5 months of age, profiting by the softer skeletal frame. The preferred anesthesia is, in children and adults, ether by intranasal catheter or by the drop method. Children are prepared previously with atropine and avertin with amylene hydrate. He agrees with Veau that all the necessary elements to repair the defect are present. A complete cleft and its repair with the Veau method is clearly illustrated and described. For repair of clefts of

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