Book Reviews
September 1938


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By Victor Veau. Price, 100 francs. Pp. 326, with 1,214 illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1938.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(3):712. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980150232020

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This comprehensive monograph, written in collaboration with De Jaques Recamier, is a detailed clinical discussion and analysis of the surgery of cleft lip and cleft palate. It is profusely illustrated with line drawings and halftone reproductions of patients' photographs, which materially assist the text in presenting types of the deformity and the technic of the surgical procedures advocated.

The author has restricted his discussion almost entirely to the surgical aspects of the deformities. He has classified these defects as follows: (1) simple unilateral cleft lip, (2) total unilateral cleft lip, (3) simple bilateral cleft lip and (4) total bilateral cleft lip. These groups are further subdivided to include palatal defects. The first portion of the monograph is devoted to an analysis of the deformities, with a description of the characteristics of each division.

There follows a clinical discussion of the surgical treatment of each type of defect. The procedures are

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