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The book Maxillofacial Trauma, edited by Robert H. Mathog, MD, represents one of many resources available to assist practitioners in the care of victims of head and neck trauma. It provides a systematic discussion of maxillofacial trauma by providing 31 chapters, some dealing with relative anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the facial skeleton and related structures. Additional chapters are constructed to discuss specific aspects of maxillofacial trauma. A diverse array of internationally known authors have contributed individual chapters to create a textbook that integrates valuable information from a number of different medical specialities and provides a format for presenting different approaches to the management of maxillofacial trauma by medical experts from the United States as well as from abroad.
The textbook begins with a chapter dealing with a very detailed description of prenatal development of the facial skeleton supplemented by 107 references. Detailed drawings and interesting roentgenograms of the prenatal
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