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June 10, 1939

Molding and Casting: Its Technic and Application for Moulage Workers, Sculptors, Artists, Physicians, Dentists, Criminologists, Craftsmen, Pattern Makers and Architectural Modelers

JAMA. 1939;112(23):2463. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800230087035

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This volume is useful as a reference book to sculptors, artists, dentists, criminologists, craftsmen, pattern makers and architectural modelers. It is of inestimable value to physicians interested in moulages for medical record or the production of realistic, natural and comfortable prostheses. Although in his preface the author "freely admits that this text is far from complete," the book is probably the most complete published reference book to be found on the art of molding and casting. Unlike many other persons doing this type of work, who have patented and carefully guarded their "trade secrets," Clarke has given a comprehensive outline of methods and formulas, some of which are a definite improvement on those now employed. The material is arranged in logical and orderly fashion, beginning with a history of molding and casting as applied to medicine and science in general, going on to the subject of where and how to

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