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July 30, 1938

Bec-de-lièvre: Formes cliniques—Chirurgie

JAMA. 1938;111(5):472. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790310094030

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This extensive monograph on harelip by the foremost oral surgeon of France, and a surgeon of international repute, is a companion piece to the author's treatise on cleft palate. Whereas in the latter the author, according to his statement, proposed to publicize a new operative procedure, in this book he deals not with a new principle but with a series of technical details which in his hands have improved surgical results. It is divided into two parts: the first and shortest is descriptive of varieties of harelip, the second of surgical treatment of this defect. Harelip deformity is divided into four groups, simple and total unilateral and simple and total bilateral. These, with their variations and subdivisions, are individually considered, and their incidence in the author's and in foreign clinics listed. In the surgical portion, following a consideration of various technics, the author deals with his own operative methods. The

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