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November 18, 1961

Diagnostic Stomatology: A Clinical Pathologic Approach

JAMA. 1961;178(7):779. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040460087020

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This book is a classic on the correlation of oral lesions to the "total patient." It should be of interest to both the medical and dental professions as it discusses oral symptoms of systemic diseases or dysfunctions, laboratory tests, normal and abnormal ranges and their significance, and case histories.

The first chapter deals with the nature of oral disease; the second chapter, with normal laboratory values; the third, with physiology and pathology of blood; the fourth, with urine; the fifth, with saliva; and the sixth through 12th, with tests for infection, clinical intoxication, neoplasia, hormonal imbalance, nutritional disturbances, stress disorders, and hemorrhagic diathesis.

In each chapter, the carefully discussed clinical findings are followed by the indicated laboratory tests, including their analysis.

It should be useful as a reference text to those engaged in medicine and dentistry.

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