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Cleft lip and palate. From origin to treatment
  1. J Murray

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    Edited by Diego Wyszynski. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, £110, pp 518. ISBN 0195139062

    This compendium of 42 chapters purports to provide graduate students, practitioners, researchers, parents, and siblings with information that can facilitate efforts to reduce rates of cleft lip and palate and to increase the quality and years of healthy life of individuals who are born with these conditions. It succeeds admirably. It is difficult to put together such a comprehensive volume that covers issues from very basic embryology and genetics through to family based resources and support groups. Dr Wyszynski has assembled an impressive collection of experts in the field and has succeeded in providing individual chapters that are comprehensive and up to date in their coverage and reasonably well integrated as well. Although …

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