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July 8, 1944

Atlas of the Mouth and Adjacent Parts in Health and Disease

JAMA. 1944;125(10):757. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850280073032

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This book, with its fine plates and concise text, is the answer to a very real need in medical literature. Too little is known by the physician of the tooth and mouth in relation to health and disease, and too often the knowledge of the dentist is restricted to the tooth itself. The "Atlas of the Mouth" could be called the missing link in dentomedical relations. The illustrations—some of them in color—are partly original and partly modifications of published material. The text gives full and clear information by a clever use of large and small type. The selection of the material presented is the result of long experience in teaching dental and medical students. Anatomy, embryology, histology and pathology are combined to transmit useful knowledge applicable to the practice of dentist as well as of physician.

The first part of the book deals with the tooth. Its structure and development,

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