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July 15, 1944

Oral Histology and Embryology

JAMA. 1944;125(11):817. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850290057027

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This is unique among textbooks in that it is written by a number of teachers and investigators in oral histology who collaborated not only by preparing the first drafts for their individual chapter assignments but also by discussing, editing and revising every other chapter. It may therefore be considered to be a careful cross section of the present day views on the various problems in the active field of oral histology and embryology in which different interpretations naturally have arisen in proportion to the rapidity of the advance of this field of knowledge.

The book opens with a discussion of the development of the face and oral cavity, which is supplemented by a number of illustrations including an excellent two page colored plate. Chapter II is concerned with tooth development and lays greater stress on developmental physiology than is usually offered in histologic presentations. The morphologic stages are analyzed in

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