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June 12, 1937

Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners of Dentistry and Medicine

JAMA. 1937;108(24):2069. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780240061032

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This is intended primarily as a text and reference book for dental students, though it is of equal interest and value to practitioners of both dentistry and medicine. It represents the trend in dental literature and education to extend the attention from the teeth and their immediate supporting tissues to the oral cavity and all the conditions manifested in the mouth and associated parts. It especially emphasizes the relation between oral and systemic conditions and tends to break down the lines of demarcation between dentistry and medicine. The chapters treat such subjects as oral diagnosis, head pain and pain of dental origin, mouth conditions in children, radiographic diagnosis, abnormalities of the temporomandibular articulation, tumors of the oral mucous membrane, mouth infections and their relation to systemic disease, and oral manifestations of endocrine dysfunctions. There is an interesting chapter on oral and dental diseases of occupational origin. While this is necessarily

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