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April 3, 1937

Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: A Text for the Dental Student; A Reference Book for the Practitioner and Medical Student

JAMA. 1937;108(14):1209. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780140065034

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The subtitle properly describes this book as a text for the dental student, a reference book for the practitioner and medical student. For the former it is indispensable; in addition it is a handy and usable guide for both physicians and dentists in their efforts to identify and evaluate the diseases and lesions of the oral cavity. It begins with a brief statement of instructions for its use. Part I, on the theory of diagnosis and treatment planning, is covered in twenty-one pages. Part II, seventy-five pages, deals with methods of examination and includes the preparation of the clinical history, general and special examinations, laboratory tests and roentgenographic technic as well as interpretation. The directions for all examinations and tests are more than adequate. Part III comprises the bulk of the text and is concerned with the clinical diagnosis of dental and oral diseases. The organization of this part is

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