June 6, 1959

Oral Diagnosis

JAMA. 1959;170(6):754. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010060122032

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This textbook was written primarily for teaching at the undergraduate level and should have been called "An Introduction to Oral Diagnosis." The authors are well acquainted with the needs and level of understanding of students, the desirability of easy reading, and the necessity to present material in a logical sequence. Most texts on oral diagnosis aim at a seller's market rather than a specific goal, i. e., an attempt is made to write a book basic enough for undergraduate use and yet comprehensive enough to be used as a reference text for men in active practice. This book is unique in that it is basic enough to be of value to students without confusing them with too many details or theoretical tangents. It should be supplemented with a text on oral medicine since many signs and symptoms of systemic diseases have early manifestations in the oral cavity, but as it

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