The literature on plastic surgery for 1942 shows a stimulated interest in the management of facial injuries and a wider application of the sulfonamide compounds in the local therapy of wounds. There are also many contributions on the treatment of shock and the problem of improving the general condition of injured patients before skin grafting or other surgical procedures are undertaken.
These trends demonstrate that the otolaryngologist doing facial plastic surgery must be trained to give satisfactory early treatment for acute injuries of the face and to understand the general replacement therapy and dietary regimen for patients in shock.
An important contribution in 1941 was the experimental work of Dupertuis,1 which demonstrated the actual growth of young auricular and costal cartilage grafts in rabbits. If young human cartilage grafts continue to grow after transplantation, the surgical handling of saddle nose and other deformities in children may require revision.
PEER LA. PLASTIC SURGERY FOR 1942. Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;38(2):171–189. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670040182011
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