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April 9, 1932

Traitement du bec-de-lièvre unilatéral.

JAMA. 1932;98(15):1324-1325. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730410088031

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This is divided into two equal parts, the first considering the lip entirely, and the second the nose. Each part contains chapters on the ideal form, the methods (of others), the results (of others), anatomy and embryology, and the author's technic of operation. The author states that the essential anatomic parts are always present in a cleft lip and that repairs which are not absolutely normal are due to ignorance of the surgeon in recognizing and carrying out a correct operative plan. One learns, however, that the author is talking only of the lip itself, including its prominence, the cupid's bow, and the border of the philtrum on the cleft side. When he comes to consider the nose, he does not seem so sure that perfection will ever be obtained. The ideal form of the lip is well described. The methods of other authors are dwelt on at some length,

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