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March 12, 1960

Dental Roentgenology

JAMA. 1960;172(11):1219-1220. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020110103029

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This new edition emphasizes clearly the authors' belief that radiodontia is of major importance in diagnosis. The subject matter of this book is well organized and logical in arrangement. The first seven chapters deal with principles of x-ray production and versatility and effective use of x-ray equipment. A description of the important methods and techniques used for making intraoral and extraoral radiographs is included. The effects and dangers of radiation are evaluated in a rational and unemotional manner. Methods are presented for minimizing harmful radiation doses to which patient and operator may be exposed.

The remaining seven chapters cover the area of radiographic interpretation. Radiographic findings of the developmental processes and variations of normal and pathological conditions are well documented with numerous illustrations and precise descriptions. Radiographs showing obscure and unusual conditions are included, and these findings probably represent the most important and valuable material in the book. The authors

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