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August 1954


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;60(2):245-251. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00720010251014

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The Management of Cleft Palate Cases Involving the Hard Palate, so as Not to Interfere with the Growth of the Maxilla.Dr. Fred Squier Dunn, New York.  Dr. Dunn, as well as other surgeons, for years has operated on children with cleft palate at the age of 3 or 4 years according to the method of Dr. von Langenbach, of Germany. Everyone was happy because the palate stayed closed, and felt that a useful job had been accomplished.Dr. Dunn interested himself in the follow-up of these cases for years afterward and was appalled at the end-results in these children later in life. There resulted an interference with the growth of the maxilla; there were years of work with the orthodonist and psychiatric care in an attempt to stabilize these unfortunate people.He therefore set out to employ techniques designed to give these children at the time of operation a

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