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March 30, 1907

Atlas and Text-Book of Dentistry, Including Diseases of the Mouth.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(13):1132. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520390060033

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Among the few translations of general dental text-books Preiswerk's "Atlas of Dentistry" is a most meritorious contribution. It is a credit to the author, but its value to the student is in the illustrations. The colored productions (copies of Professor Arkovy's reduced in size and the author's own original ones) certainly should aid the student in making a diagnosis of many diseases and a solution of some of the many puzzling questions dominant in dental pathology. The text, however, is only a condensed review of subjects, which may be found in any American or English text-book. What the dental student needs is a text-book of original research into the biologic studies of his specialty. A broader knowledge of general medicine (which this work does not contain) is necessary for the rational treatment of diseases of the mouth, jaws and teeth. Credit is due to the editor, Dr. George W. Warren,

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