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October 1951

The Surgical Treatment of Facial Injuries.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;54(4):464-465. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750100126016

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Abstract

This is a Boston-New York book, since so much of the work represented in it was done in those cities. However, it is much more than that, for the authors Kazanjian and Converse have had vast experience in war work, which covers almost any kind of injury, burn, or disease that may be found anywhere. Hence, this volume is authoritative in the best sense. "... the text is limited to cases which we have treated personally... the emphasis is placed upon general principles rather than upon the detail of individual cases...." The authors make no claim to originality and bow humbly to their predecessors in plastic surgery. However, this may be regarded as ultra modesty, for in the very nature of things, every plastic-surgery patient presents individual problems which may differ from any that the surgeon has solved previously. There is no cut-and-dried formula for this kind of surgery, in spite

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