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January 19, 1970

Plastic and Maxillofacial Trauma Symposium

Author Affiliations

Baylor University Houston

JAMA. 1970;211(3):504. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170030096030

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Abstract

In this first volume the distinguished editor, coeditors, and contributors, all interested teachers and most of them authorities on plastic surgery, present a series of discussions of eight related maxillofacial fields, limited sometimes in details but not in scope, each ending with a brief round table discussion. The book does not, nor was it intended to, replace the special courses of instruction given in World Wars I and II, as outlined in a nostalgic foreword by Dr. Ivy, but is aimed at the resident level with ample references offered throughout to allow the use of this and future symposia as a group of stepping stones to further basic knowledge.

As in all symposia, the quality of the sections varies considerably; that of most interest to the reviewer were studies of maxillofacial wounds in the Vietnam War. The book is well worth reading and shows the currently accepted treatment of maxillofacial

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