By R. A. Cawson, M.B., B.S., B.D.S., F.D.S., R.C.S. Eng., and R. H. Cutforth, M.D., M.R., C.P. Price, not given. Pp. 200, with 30 illustrations. Little, Brown & Company, 34 Beacon St., Boston (Printed in Great Britain), 1960.
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This book is an extremely brief account of a vast subject, internal medicine. There are some very excellent chapters, but other fall short in their detailed analysis of the subject. This is especially true as the relationship is made to the specialty of dentistry. The systems are generally reviewed in brief with special chapters on related subjects, e.g., antibiotics, temperomandibular joints, anesthetic risks, etc. The book has special use as a course outline but would be insufficient as a reference text in the reviewer's opinion.
There are those who feel dentistry is really a specialty of medicine and therefore the dental student should not have a special diet of such a basic course. It is well known that a patient can most certainly be systemically ill, develop oral symptoms, and find himself in the dental office. It would therefore, seem indicated that dental students receive as solid a medical background
Waite DE. Medicine for Dental Students. Arch Intern Med. 1961;107(1):148. doi:10.1001/archinte.1961.03620010152030