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June 13, 1942

Accepted Dental Remedies Containing a List of Official Drugs Selected to Promote a Rational Dental Materia Medica and Descriptions of Acceptable Nonofficial Articles

JAMA. 1942;119(7):599. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830240063027

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No one who has watched the successive editions of this valuable and compendious volume can refrain from remarking on the success with which the Council on Dental Therapeutics has implemented the last words of its motto "... for Dentistry." The present volume contains in admirably accessible form a concise and up to date statement of the materia medica and therapeutics needed by the practicing dentist. For example, while the chapter on vitamins offers a brief and well informed discussion on all the known vitamins, with emphasis on their utilization by means of a well chosen diet, the only preparations accepted and described are those containing A and/or D, which are most useful from the dental point of view. The necessity of cooperation between physician and dentist in this field is emphasized.

Of special dental interest are such chapters as those on adherent powders for dentures, denture cleaners and dentifrices, all concise,

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