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May 1944

Traumatic Injuries of the Facial Bones.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(5):463. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010478011

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The introduction is by Surgeon General McIntire of the United States Navy. He is "particularly impressed" by the manner of presentation of this subject, which is so important to the armed forces at this time. This manual tells how to do the "immediate thing" quickly, correctly and well. The "ordinary practitioner" will profit by it as well as the beginner in plastic surgery for injuries due to trauma. In another foreword Dr. Donald C. Balfour, of the Mayo Clinic, says that the principles of plastic surgery are now well established in general and that those concerned need only to apply these principles to special problems which arise in connection with casualties to face and jaws. Great Britain was the first to set up and develop special clinics for plastic surgery during World War I, and the young men of the United States learned much from Mr. Gillies and others who

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