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Can J Surg. 1991 Apr;34(2):183-4.

The Le Fort fractures: René Le Fort and his work in anatomical pathology.

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Department of Surgery, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alta.


René Le Fort (1869-1951) was a French army surgeon who conducted a series of thorough, if somewhat macabre, experiments on the heads of cadavers. The results of his work gave rise to a system of classifying facial fractures, now known as Le Fort types I, II and III. Le Fort had a distinguished career in surgery and teaching and served in both world wars.

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