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Foresight and courage: Levi Cooper Lane, MD, a model head and neck surgeon

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  • Elliot Abemayor MD, PhD

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    1. Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
    • Correspondence to Elliott Abemayor, MD, PhD, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 10833 LeConte Avenue, Room 62-132 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1624, U.S.A.
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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.

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