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September 14, 1946

Facial Prosthesis

JAMA. 1946;132(2):115. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870370061033

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This is primarily a manual for use by those to whom come those facial cripples unsuited for some reason to restoration by plastic surgery. Following a brief historical review, the author discusses the economic and social significance of facial deformities and their reconstruction. The larger part of the text is strictly practical, covering in a general way all the types of disfigurations likely to be encountered and describing in detail the steps to be followed in making impressions of these and preparing prostheses from them. The book is well arranged and readable, concise and explicit and with a large number of unusually good and clear illustrations. The binding is such that the book will lie open flat on the work table. In addition to the practical value of the included information there is a feeling throughout the text that the author is constantly aware not only of the missing nose,

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