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This book presents the experience of the author in doing 500 cleft palate operations. From the introduction one feels that he has made the best of his experience and has set down his voluminous observations in a frank manner that stimulates the reader in the study and, more than that, wins him to the spirit of the author.
The book is divided into three parts: Anatomy constitutes the first part. Four types of cleft are distinguished: (1) simple cleft of the soft palate, 20.8 per cent; (2) simple cleft of the soft and hard palate without harelip and with the alveolus intact, 30.8 per cent; (3) unilateral cleft palate with the alveolus cleft, 38.8 per cent; (4) bilateral cleft palate with complete isolation of the median tubercle, 9.6 per cent. Surgical anatomy of all component structures is discussed at length and with many illustrations, and, following these studies, the author
Division palatine, anatomie, chirurgie, phonétique. JAMA. 1932;99(12):1017–1018. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740640059036
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