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The enormous number of injuries in battle involving the mouth parts, with a large percentage of jaw fractures, which require the combined services of both the general and the oral surgeon, caused the Surgeon-General to establish a special division composed of general surgeons especially trained in plastic operations on the face and neck, and dental surgeons especially trained in the treatment of fractures and other jaw injuries. As chief of this division, Major Blair saw the need of a book covering this particular field, and therefore incorporated in this edition of his book the latest data relative to gunshot injuries of the oral region, thus correlating the mass of recent literature on this subject. The book reflects close association with the rapid changes in methods that have occurred since the opening of the war, and merits careful reading by every member of the Medical and Dental Corps. The chapters on
Surgery and Diseases of the Mouth and Jaws. A Practical Treatise on the Surgery and Diseases of the Mouth and Allied Structures. JAMA. 1918;70(15):1117. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1918.02600150071025
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