Council on Dental Therapeutics. Cloth. Price, $1. Pp. 304. Chicago: American Dental Association, 1939.
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This valuable compendium is frankly modeled on New and Nonofficial Remedies and Useful Drugs of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association, which are, of course, much older than the dental publication. The book is in handy pocket size and is competently indexed. The products included are classified and grouped according to chemical composition or therapeutic use. At the head of each grouping appears a compendious general statement bringing out the characteristics of the preparations which are of interest and usefulness to the dentist. The same purpose is excellently carried out in the brief statement of actions and uses under each different drug. For example, under Calcium Compounds there is given a concise statement of present day knowledge on the use of calcium preparations as aids to proper calcification, possible prevention of caries, and the relationship of vitamin D and parathyroid. Under the various calcium compounds
Accepted Dental Remedies Containing a List of Official Drugs Selected to Promote a Rational Dental Materia Medica and Descriptions of Acceptable Nonofficial Articles 1939. JAMA. 1940;114(21):2145. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810210077039