On the Operation for Hare Lip

A. L. PEIRSON
1836 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
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,
more » ... on good authority, and shall venture lo give my own opinion on some of these points, founded on a considerable number of operations performed at different ages. ed to his own practical observations, the amount of which was not inconsiderable. In this way he constructed his memoir upon liare lio, which was commenced to be published in I7f8 and continued to 1771. This production was a standard of reference at the period of its publication, and the doctrines inculcated in regard to the apposition of parts iccently divided, funned au epoch iu the treatment of incised wounds.
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