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Keywords:

  • History;
  • head neck surgery;
  • California medicine

Abstract

Objectives: To detail the life and achievements of Levi Cooper Lane, MD, author of the first American textbook on surgery of the head and neck. Methods: Literature search and analysis. Results/Conclusions: While some of Lane's observations have been diluted by the passage of time, the lessons imparted by his life and work merit continued study by contemporary head and neck surgeons.