Oral Surgery: A Radical New Technique

If an American dentist were to say to his patient, "I'm going to break your jaw," he might confidently expect to lose the patient. Yet, last week 500 of the most eminent U.S. oral surgeons* sat on the edges of their chairs at Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as a respected Swiss practitioner described his radical, jaw-splitting procedures for correcting severe malformations. When Zurich's Dr. Hugo Obwegeser had finished a presentation that took most of three days, Cornell Uni versity's Dr. Stanley Behrman stated flatly: "American oral surgeons have never been so impressed, and I think that all...

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