Medicine: Firm Jaw

Surgeons all over the U. S. agree that 66-year-old Dr. William Wayne Babcock of Philadelphia's Temple University can take it on the chin. Four years ago he violated medical taboo, trusted no one more than himself to operate on his wife. When his young son died, with steady hand Professor Babcock performed the autopsy. Last week Dental Survey described a striking operation which Dr. Babcock originated for pushing forward a receding lower jaw, giving a patient a firmer looking profile than he was born with.

He cut through the arch formed by the cheek bone and the temporal bone (at the side...

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