THE THERAPEUTICS OF THE COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL
Edited by BERNARD FANTUS, M.D. CHICAGO
In their elaboration, these articles are submitted to the members of the attending staff of the Cook County Hospital by the director of therapeutics, Dr. Bernard Fantus. The views expressed by various members are incorporated in the final draft for publication. The articles will be continued from time to time in these columns. When completed, the series will be published in book form.—Ed.
THE THERAPY OF JAW FRACTURES AND OF FACE INJURIES
Outline by Dr. J. E. Schaeffer and Dr. M. B. SkinnerFractures of the jaw are either traumatic or pathologic. External blows, gunshot wounds, automobile accidents, falls, and extraction of teeth are the most common traumatic causes. The most common pathologic conditions that predispose to fracture are carcinoma, sarcoma, cysts, osteomyelitis, tuberculosis and syphilis. Pathologic fractures are relatively rare.
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