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December 11, 1943

The Dental Treatment of Maxillo-Facial Injuries

JAMA. 1943;123(15):1003. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840500067030

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The authors have had a wide experience in the treatment of fractures of the jaws both in civilian and in military practice. The present volume is based chiefly on the work of the maxillofacial unit at the East Grinstead Military Hospital in England. Pathologic considerations in maxillofacial injuries receive adequate attention, and complications such as infection, shock, hemorrhage and associated head lesions are given due consideration. The greater part of the book is concerned with the diagnosis and various methods of fixation of fractures of the jaws. Every conceivable type of jaw fracture is mentioned and discussed in detail, and the appropriate methods of fixation for each are described. While the authors include a description of treatment by the use of dental wire ligatures, for most fractures in military practice they show a distinct preference for metal cap splints on the teeth. Provided as they are with adequate facilities and

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