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January 1925


Arch Otolaryngol. 1925;1(1):130. doi:10.1001/archotol.1925.00560010138017

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Dr. Pickerill, through the unfortunate circumstances of war, was able to develop plastic surgery and lend individuality to his work. No doubt, as he states, the advances made for the alleviation of the condition of facial patients during the war have been utilized in the treatment of lesions of the face in civilian practice. The author has therefore divided up his treatise into three parts: Part I deals mainly with the principles, methods, and technic of facial surgery; Part II takes up the application of these methods to war surgery, and in Part III he deals mainly with that type of work in civilian practice.

Since this book is one of an individual design, the author does not attempt to develop the subject from the standpoint of a textbook, but has only developed those points which have been used by himself and found satisfactory. In fact, he has even hesitated

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