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September 14, 1935

Diseases of the Mouth and Their Treatment: A Text-Book for Practitioners and Students of Medicine and Dentistry

Author Affiliations

By Hermann Prinz, A.M., D.D.S., M.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, the Thomas W. Evans Museum and Dental Institute, School of Dentistry. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Sigmund S. Greenbaum, B.S., M.D., Associate Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology in the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Cloth. Price, $9. Pp. 602, with 298 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1935.

JAMA. 1935;105(11):907. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760370063030

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Dr. Prinz has been a leading figure in his field, and generations of students and practitioners have profited from his practical and stimulating instruction in the border zones between medicine and dentistry. This book is an adequate presentation of the fruits of his experience enhanced by collaboration with a competent dermatologist. The subject covered is generally inclusive for the diseases of the soft tissues of the oral cavity. Diseases of the bone and teeth are not discussed. In this respect this book is unique among textbooks published in the English language. The two chapters on the significance of the teeth with respect to digestive processes and on therapeutic suggestions contain material that is generally not available. In spite of the average excellence of the book, certain minor defects should be noted. There seems to be little excuse for the first two chapters, on embryology and the anatomy and physiology of

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