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January 1974

Facial Prosthetics.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;99(1):78. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780030082016

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The author has become world-renowned in the field of facial prosthetics; therefore, Dr. Bulbulian's latest book in facial prosthetics is a welcome addition to the field.

The subject matter is divided logically into six categories: historical background; the field of facial prosthetics in general terms; methods of taking impressions and creating working models; the different materials available, including advantages and disadvantages; an office layout and facilities needed as viewed by the author; and the fabrication of specific prostheses such as the nose, ear, and the exenterated orbit.

The first section gives a historical background of the various types of facial prosthetic appliances devised and the different materials used. It is interesting to the reader because it demonstrates the inventiveness of early practitioners and the severe limitations of the materials available. In retrospect, it is always interesting to know how the practitioners of the past designed and created facial appliances for

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