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Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Apr;48(3):173-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2009.09.003. Epub 2009 Oct 21.

A brief account of the life of René Le Fort.

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Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, UK. laura_gartshore@hotmail.com

Abstract

In 1901, René Le Fort conducted some of the most infamous experiments known to maxillofacial surgery. He was an interesting and highly accomplished man with experience in many fields of surgery. We continue to use much of his research today despite many advances in medicine, yet we know little about the man himself.The aim of this short paper is to introduce you to René Le Fort and to describe the highlights of his experiments, which gave rise to a system of classifying facial fractures.

PMID:
19850380
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjoms.2009.09.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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