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September 20, 1884

Injuries and Diseases of the Jaws.

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The Jacksonian Prize Essay of the Royal College of Surgeons, England, 1867. By Christopher Heath, F.R.C.S., Professor of Surgery in University College, Surgeon of University College Hospital, Dental Hospital, etc. Third edition. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. 1884. Pp. 480. Price, $4.50.

JAMA. 1884;III(12):334-335. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390610026008

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The third edition of this standard treatise is not markedly changed in form or in size. It is, upon the whole, more carefully written, and contains a chapter on Diseases of the Temporo-Maxillary Articulation, which is a new topic. Tumors of the jaws are far more intelligently and satisfactorily classified in this edition, and this whole important subject is revised in the light of recent pathological research. In other words, microscopical study of the various new growths of the jaws is made the basis of their classification. Chapters XIV to XXV—nearly one-half the entire work—are devoted to the various tumors of the gums and jaws.

This constitutes the portion of the book to which the general surgeon would turn for special information. Specialists in oral surgery, aside from mere dentistry, are now to be found in the larger cities. This is not a work on dental surgery.

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