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March 1955

Maxillofacial Anatomy.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1955;61(3):378. doi:10.1001/archotol.1955.00720020393011

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This is a commendably detailed book on its chosen subject. As a beginning, a background is presented of the embryological development of the head and its various parts; the cartilages and bones of the skull, the muscles, glands, the nervous and circulatory systems. This is followed by a description of the mature skull, including what is made visible on roentgen examination. The different regions of the face are considered in considerable detail, accompanied by illustrations of such gross pathological conditions as burns of the skin, developmental and other deformities. In the description of the upper respiratory system, the nose, nasal sinuses, and the larynx, with their blood and nerve supply, are presented from the viewpoint of applied anatomy. As would be anticipated, from the special interests of the author, the mouth cavity and all its parts are described fully, with attention given also to some technical details, as the reconstruction

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