Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
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by Drore Eisen and Denis P. Lynch, 304 pp, with illus, $79.95, ISBN 0-8151-3105-4, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1998.
The essential nature of the mucous membrane examination is a given for most clinicians involved in cutaneous medicine and diagnosis. For ambulatory and primary care physicians, mucous membrane clues are equally important in establishing a diagnosis, which makes The Mouth a valuable book for most physicians. Many books previously available on the subject lack this new book's great strength—color! The illustrations are striking, the vast majority excellent reproductions, in good focus, with lighting superior to that seen in many textbooks. Some of this excellence, I am sure, relates to the authors' combined areas of expertise in oral medicine, oral surgery, and dermatology; the book represents the overlap of those areas with perhaps only a slight bias toward the surgical side. Because of its high-quality illustrations, it serves as an important color atlas of mucous membrane disorders, benign and malignant, and is well worth adding to a clinician's library.
The MouthThe Mouth: Diagnosis and Treatment. JAMA. 1998;279(16):1318-1319. doi:10.1001/jama.279.16.1318-JBK0422-6-1