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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
Freeman BS. Plastic and Maxillofacial Trauma Symposium. JAMA. 1970;211(3):504. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170030096030
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