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October 10, 1936

DENTAL NOMENCLATURE

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1936;107(15):1239-1240. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770410061025

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  The first book to be reviewed in The Journal, August 15, page 527, is Dental Roentgenology, by Dr. LeRoy M. Ennis, the second edition. It is well reviewed with the exception of the last sentence, which reads:As in the first edition, the author clings to certain terms that are obsolete and should be changed; he uses the term premolar instead of bicuspid and refers to mandibular and maxillary molars instead of upper and lower molars.Most of the few dentists who read The Journal will merely pass this by and remark inwardly that nothing can be done about it, with a smile, but, for the medical man who wishes to inform himself intelligently on anatomic matters, let him not be misled by the statement quoted. He will find in a certain little book, Dental Anatomical Terminology, by L. Pierce Anthony for the Committee on Nomenclature of

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