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April 24, 1937

Essentials of Oral Surgery

JAMA. 1937;108(17):1461. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780170079035

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Since the publication of the first edition in 1923, this has been recognized as a valuable text and reference book for students and practitioners. The subject matter is well arranged and the topics are adequately discussed. The authors have successfully avoided one tendency that is common in most textbooks on oral surgery: they have refrained from placing undue emphasis on rare, unusual diseases and treatment and have considered the relative frequency with which diseases occur and gaged their presentation from that point of view. As a result, the reader is given a better understanding of the diseases most commonly met. The chapter on anesthesia is most complete. Indications and contraindications for administering both local and general anesthetics are considered. The authors describe a definite technic for introducing the anesthetic, which, if followed carefully, will bring the desired results. Accidents that may occur and the way to take care of the

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