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May 22, 1981

Cleft Craft: The Evolution of Its Surgery, vol 3: Alveolar and Palatal Deformities

Author Affiliations

Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery New York University Medical Center

JAMA. 1981;245(20):2098. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03310450070035

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This book is the third and final outstanding volume in a trilogy written by plastic surgeon D. Ralph Millard, Jr, MD, of Miami, Fla. On the basis of his exceptional surgical experience in the treatment of cleft lip and cleft palate deformities, together with his collection of an apparently thorough set of references, and in his discussion of the world literature on this subject, Millard has succeeded in these three volumes to "chart the progress, create logical order, highlight the soundest principles and most effective modifications while condemning dangerous, obsolete and inadequate approaches in the evolution of the surgery of clefts of the lip, palate and face, from the first known Chinese work of AD 390 through part of AD 1980."

Dr Millard's name is well known to residents and plastic surgeons alike throughout the world. The completion of this third volume presents all plastic surgeons, and all other specialists