December 8, 1923

Diseases of the Gums and Oral Mucous Membrane.

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By Sir Kenneth Goadby, K.B.E., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., Lecturer on Bacteriology of the Mouth, Dental Department, University College Hospital. Cloth. Price, $14. Pp. 383, with illustrations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1923.

JAMA. 1923;81(23):1979. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650230063038

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This is an unusually comprehensive treatise on mouth diseases, finely illustrated by eight plates in color and 106 in black and white. It is a compilation, largely from the author's own writings, together with extensive borrowed material from almost all fields of medical and dental science. The title gives only a slight idea of the scope of the work. Much space is given to syphilis, infection with Actinomyces, neuralgias, alveolar abscesses, sprue, tumors, pyorrhea alveolaris, roentgenography, vaccines, histology and bacteriology. Without detracting in the least from the worth of the book, it may be said that there is little in it that is new, its principal value being due to the fact that the author has presented in convenient form most of the diseases of the mouth, both primary and secondary; also the causative relation of oral infection to disease elsewhere in the body. While the author has generously quoted

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