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February 15, 1913

Diseases of the Mouth.

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For Physicians, Dentists, Medical and Dental Students. By Prof. Dr. F. Zinsser, Director of the Department of Dermatology at the City Hospital, Lindenburg. Translated and Edited by John Bethune Stein, M.D., Professor of Physiology at the New York College of Dentistry. Cloth. Price, $7. Pp. 268, with 73 illustrations. New York: Rebman Company, 1912.

JAMA. 1913;60(7):546. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340070056033

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In this work the various clinical manifestations of syphilis in the mouth are described and illustrated. Teaching this subject has always been a difficult matter for the reason that clinical material is found not alone in dental clinics, but scattered about in clinics of laryngology, surgery, internal medicine and pediatrics, as well. The teacher as a result has had to fall back on oral descriptions in many cases, always an unsatisfactory expedient. Zinsser, by his large experience in the clinic and in practice, has been able to collect a varied assortment of manifestations of this disease, which he places at the disposal of the teacher and the student in a most satisfactory manner. The introduction is devoted to syphilis in general, its effects on the different tissues of the body, and its after-manifestations. Then primary, secondary and tertiary syphilis of the mouth are considered in turn, and finally diseases of

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