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May 29, 1943

Fractures of the Jaws and Other Facial Bones

JAMA. 1943;122(5):345. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840220077032

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This textbook is of interest and value to the physician, the surgeon and the dental surgeon. This is particularly true now that large numbers of civilian doctors are joining military and naval services. They must be acquainted with the pathology and basic surgical principles involved in the management of these fractures. The text is easily readable by the general practitioner. It presents the essential basic facts pertinent to the subject which make it valuable to the surgeon and to the dentist who has not enjoyed a special training in oral surgery.

Chapters on diagnosis, the mechanics of displacement of the fragments, emergency collateral treatment and the general principles of the reduction and fixation of fractured segments cover the subjects adequately and simply. The various types of reduction and fixation generally employed in fractures of the mandible and maxilla are clearly and adequately described and well illustrated with drawings by the

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