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November 30, 1940

Chirurgie réparatrice et correctrice des téguments et des formes

JAMA. 1940;115(22):1912. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810480076030

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This work encompasses a thorough but unpadded review of the entire field of plastic surgery. All phases of reconstruction are discussed in an engaging manner. The author is well known in France as an authority on the subject. Deformities of the face, including the nose, lips, jaws and ear, are thoroughly discussed and effectively illustrated by photographs and line drawings. There are also chapters on harelip, cleft palate, and so on. The author gained a great deal of experience in this type of work under Morestin, Sebileau and others during and after the war of 1914-1918. The world conflict demanded competence in reparative surgery for facial injuries, and it seems that recent events hold up in bold relief the necessity of possessing knowledge for effective reconstruction work on the face. The book opens with a discussion of generalities. The author stresses prompt emergency esthetic surgery, pointing out that many bad

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