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November 8, 1930

Prosthetic Dentistry: An Encyclopedia OF Full and Partial Denture Prosthesis.

JAMA. 1930;95(19):1450. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720190062042

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This book cannot be properly classed as a treatise on prosthetic dentistry, as it refers only to dentures, omitting crown and bridge work, which is definitely a part of prosthetic dentistry. Nor should it be called an encyclopedia, but rather a collection of articles by a miscellaneous group of forty-five teachers, practitioners and commercial men, ranging from a few excellent teachers to a number who might be classed as unknowns. The chapter headings suggest an orderly plan, but there is so much diversity of opinion that one would soon be lost if he should undertake to use this as a practical guide. It is doubtful whether any single contributor would approve of a majority of the articles selected from the writings of the others. The reading of such a book leaves the dentist in much the same position as a dental student would be at the close of a course

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