Original ArticlesThe Management of Facial Fractures The Legacy of William Milton AdamsWallace, Robert Doyle MD; Puente-Espel, Jordi MD; Konofaos, Petros MD, PhDAuthor Information Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Petros Konofaos, MD, PhD, 1068 Cresthaven Rd, Suite 500, Memphis, TN 38103; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received 26 September, 2019 Accepted 7 December, 2019 This paper was presented at 50th Annual Scientific Meeting of Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS), June 9 to 13, Destin, FL. The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2020 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - p 630-631 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006264 Buy Metrics Abstract Dr Adams was one of the most prominent members of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and served as secretary and president (1954) of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Although Dr Adams died unexpectedly at 51 years of age (1957), he described many new techniques and published several outstanding and innovating papers. He was the first to report, in 1942, the use of subcutaneous wires for internal fixation of fractures of the upper jaw. The purpose of this historical paper is to point out the contribution of Dr Adams in the evolution of management of facial fractures. © 2020 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.