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May 6, 1939

Internal Medicine in Dental Practice

JAMA. 1939;112(18):1860. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800180084044

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This book has been written primarily for dentists and dental students, presenting the necessity of close collaboration between dentist and internist, as stated in the introduction: "Dentists frequently are afforded the opportunity of observing manifestations of systemic disease in individuals before these patients seek medical aid." There seems to be an underlying motive to interest the dentist in public relations work for the physician with a hope that the general public may come to appreciate a necessity of frequent physical examinations. There is little or no reference to the help a physician might be to a patient by observing foci of infection in the mouth and directing the patient to have dental attention. The text is written in clear, concise and convincing style, treating systemic diseases in twelve parts. Each part has a well planned medical summary describing specific diseases and their manifestations in the oral cavity. In each part

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