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October 31, 1931

Fractures of the Jaws.

JAMA. 1931;97(18):1326. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730180062036

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This book contains the result of many years' experience in the treatment of fractures of the jaw and their complications. The authors emphasize the haphazard way in which these fractures are frequently handled, resulting in permanent disability of the jaw unless correction is obtained by measures which require months of treatment. They claim for their method the important advantage that it can be applied by the oral surgeon or dentist immediately, regardless of the case, without resort to highly technical dental laboratory procedure, so that practically no time is lost in the reduction and fixation of the fragments. The book is divided into six parts: anatomic considerations; general consideration of fractures; fracture of the mandible; complications of fracture of the mandible; fracture of the maxilla, and fracture of the malar bone and zygomatic arch. The chapter on roentgenographic technic was written by Ennis. The chapter on dietary management in fractures

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