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This publication combines the work of 53 contributors of scientific and clinical papers from a symposium of the Educational Foundation of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons held at Duke University Medical Center, April 12 through 14, 1973. The principal contributors are plastic surgeons, but other medical and allied professionals are represented. The book deals with management but has a substantial scientific base and contains an excellent bibliography.
It has five parts: part 1, General Considerations Regarding Etiology and Management of the Cleft Lip and Palate"; part 2, "The Unilateral Cleft Lip"; part 3, "The Bilateral Cleft Lip"; part 4, "The Cleft Palate"; part 5, "Secondary Procedures in the Treatment of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients."
Each section is comprehensive and instructive. There is a wide spectrum of material, from anesthetic management to repair of fistulas and maxillary orthodontia as well as speech therapy. Basic surgical techniques with