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March 16, 1918

Injuries of the Face and Jaw and Their Repair, and the Treatment of Fractured Jaws.

JAMA. 1918;70(11):804. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600110062027

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In his foreword the translator says, "It may be justly claimed that during the war no branch of surgery has emerged from oblivion and neglect to a position of insistent importance to a greater extent than facial restoration." This statement is well recognized by the oral surgeon and by some general surgeons. This book is the most comprehensive single work on oral and facial prosthesis that has yet appeared. As the title indicates, it deals with immediate prosthesis for the prevention of disfigurement due to injuries, or following deliberate surgical procedures, such as resection of the mandible or maxilla; also to remote prosthesis for the purpose of overcoming disfigurements that have resulted from cicatricial contraction prior to the insertion of permanent prosthesis; nasal prosthesis to cure depressions due to injury or syphilis, and nasal prosthesis for complete restoration, when lost by disease or otherwise. Plastic prosthesis, such as paraffin, very

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