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December 7, 1963

Oral Roentgenographic Diagnosis; Including an Appendix on Roentgenographic Technic.

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By Edward C. Stafne. 2nd ed. 429 pp. $15. W. B. Saunders Co., W Washington Sq, Philadelphia 5, 1963

JAMA. 1963;186(10):961-962. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710100099037

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The text is well organized, objective, and readable, reflecting both Dr. Stafne's extensive experience in the field of oral roentgenology and his exposure to a wealth of clinical material at the Mayo Clinic. Emphasis on interpretation, with relegation of the description of techniques, hazards, etc, to an appendix, enhances the reference value of the book. Illustrations are well chosen, numerous, and of good quality.

A well-written introductory chapter on anatomic landmarks of the jaws reemphasizes the importance of a working knowledge of roentgenographic anatomy as a prerequisite to the interpretation of pathological changes. Roentgenographic interpretation of periodontal disease is adequately covered and should help orient the physician to oral changes endemic in middle-age populations. The chapters on roentgenographic interpretation of oral cavity tumors provide an excellent basis for roentgenographic differential diagnosis of benign and malignant lesions.

In his chapter on roentgenographic manifestations of systemic disease, an area in which he

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