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December 16, 1916

Roentgenographic Diagnosis of Dental Infection in Systemic Diseases.

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(25):1870. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590250072037

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The illustrations in this little book are all reproductions of roentgenograms, most of them from films held inside the mouth at the time of exposure. A few are good; most of them do not show with sufficient definiteness to be convincing. There are no descriptions of the illustrations, except as they are mentioned in the text. The author gets far afield from his title in his endeavor to give the treatment of dental lesions, with the pathology of which he is apparently not very familiar. From the dental point of view, the nomenclature is of nearly a century ago. Several interesting case histories are given, accompanied by roentgenograms of the maxillary bones. These serve to emphasize the need of roentgenographic examinations of the mouth in all cases in which a focal infection might be causal. The book would have been of greater value had the author confined himself to his

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