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Few operations afford more satisfaction, when successfully performed, than that for the closure of hare lip. The personal defect is almost entirely removed, and without the long and anxious delay which belongs to some other surgical cases. The operation has been long known. It is well described by Celsus. It might therefore be thought that the principal rules of practice had been long settled. 1 propose to examine several of these, to ascertain how much is really established on good authority,doi:10.1056/nejm183612140151901 fatcat:lf3i7cweevdrvfyltapelgbqse