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January 3, 1972

Cleft Lip and Palate: Surgical, Dental, and Speech Aspects

Author Affiliations

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore

JAMA. 1972;219(1):89. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03190270059028

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The integrated, team approach has become firmly established as the modus operandi of choice for the evaluation and management of the cleft lip and cleft palate problem. No individual can possess competence in all areas of this exceedingly complex clinical situation, yet the deformity and its ramifications must be viewed as a whole if optimal therapy is to be achieved. This volume obviously was conceived to serve as a text for all members of the cleft palate team, and its design and content serve this purpose beautifully. The volume provides allied professional personnel with a broad overview of the cleft lip and palate problem, trainees with a fundamental core of information in their chosen field of interest, and team specialists with a thorough understanding of the interests and activities of their colleagues. On this basis, it should be present in every cleft palate clinic and in the personal libraries of