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The anatomy of the head and neck is the most complex in the body, encompassing all sense organs and a multiplicity of histological tissues. Wise surgeons contemplating surgery in this area approach it with respect. Added to the technical difficulties associated with the anatomy are cosmetic considerations. Unlike the rest of the body where surgical deformities are covered by clothes, the results of surgery on the head and neck are exposed for all to see.
Owing to these considerations, a subspecialty of head and neck surgery began to develop nearly 50 years ago. Such surgeons as Conley, Jessee, Lewis, Martin, and Sisson contributed to the development of this field, and among head and neck surgeons, John M. Lore, Jr, occupies a special role. In addition to his clinical and academic contributions is this book, now in its third edition. It may be a bit costly at $135, but when considering
Cantrell RW. An Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery. JAMA. 1989;262(23):3352–3353. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03430230141044
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