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May 5, 1951

Oral Pathology: A Histological, Roentgenological, and Clinical Study of the Diseases of the Teeth, Jaws, and Mouth

JAMA. 1951;146(1):74. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670010078041

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The author presents in this book a histological, roentgenological and clinical study of the diseases of the teeth, jaws and mouth. The preface states: "This textbook on pathology not only covers the histologic study of oral disease, but also endeavors to correlate the microscopic picture with the roentgen and clinical findings, thereby demonstrating the value of pathology as a vital part of clinical practice. Most texts concentrate on dental pathology and treat the remaining subject matter in a cursory manner. This may have been adequate when dentists concerned themselves only with the treatment and filling of teeth, but today the student demands a wider horizon, because as a practitioner he may be consulted about conditions of the oral mucosa and jaws which may be due not only to local infection or tumor formation, but often to somatic disease. Thus, the alert dental diagnostician is often in a position to give

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