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December 19, 1936

Operative and Interpretive Radiodontia: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners of Dentistry

JAMA. 1936;107(25):2079. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770510069038

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Intended essentially for dental students and dentists, this volume holds interest also for physicians, particularly roentgenologists. It presents a survey of the principles and practices of dental roentgenography, with particular attention to the mechanical or technical phases of this method. The introductory chapters on the history, the fundamental principles and the dental application of the x-rays are admirably suited to the readers for whom the book was written. The mechanics and technic of radiodontia are presented with exacting, at times redundant, detail. To the dental practitioner this, no doubt, is of great value. Unfortunately there is a corresponding lack of detail in the discussion of the interpretation of the roentgenograms. Only twenty-five pages is devoted to specific diagnosis, and this is presented largely by illustrations of typical roentgenograms of various disease conditions of the mouth and jaws. While the general principles of diagnosis are stressed, there is no effort to

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