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January 1943

Manual of Standard Practice of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(1):146. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030153014

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This is the first in the series of the war manuals to be published by the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council. The volumes on the eye and ear and abdominal and genitourinary surgery are also ready. There are two more on other subjects yet to come. This volume is divided into four sections. Section I consists of ten chapters, which are concerned with general considerations, condensed discussions, cheiloplasty, meloplasty, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, defects of the scalp and cranium, cervicoplasty and loss of the hard palate and the premaxillary portion of the alveolar process. The excellent drawings and sketches in this section elucidate the text completely. The latter is well written, simple, direct, forceful and wholly understandable. These chapters contain the essence of all that the surgeon must know in dealing with severe injuries and loss of tissue.

Section II is brief, containing two chapters concerned with

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