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December 26, 1942

A Manual for the Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions

JAMA. 1942;120(17):1442. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830520092042

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Major Bernier has successfully attempted a correlation of the clinical and pathologic aspects of the various lesions of the oral tissues. The early chapters deal with indications and technic for biopsy, histology of the skin and mucous membrane, and inflammation. Then follow detailed clinical and histologic discussions of superficial lesions of the oral mucous membrane and adjacent skin, benign and malignant tumors of the mouth and jaws, tumors of odontogenic origin, cysts and miscellaneous diseases of the oral region. The author has drawn on the rich material of the Army Medical Museum and illustrates the text with numerous excellent photomicrographs as well as photographs and x-ray studies of actual cases. No mention is made of an important group of metastatic tumors of the jaws having their primary seat elsewhere in the body. Aside from this omission, the book is an excellent presentation of the subject and should be valuable not

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