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The aim of the first text is to bridge the gap between medicine and dentistry by familiarizing the dentist with generalized disease states and illustrating their signs and symptoms within the oral cavity. The author holds both medical and dental degrees and is Professor of Oral Medicine and Dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Indicative of the value of the text is the fact that it is now in the fifth edition.
Topics covered in the text include gingivitis and gingival enlargement, oral manifestations of dermatologic disease, diseases of the tongue, allergy and halitosis, nutritional deficiencies, infectious granuloma, focal infection, and occupational dentistry. The section on diseases of the organ systems will offer no new medical information, and generally the chapter deals with focus of infection; however, some systemic disease states are reflected in the mouth, and this chapter tells how to recognize them.
CLEMIS JD. Oral Medicine-Diagnosis and Treatment (ed 5).. Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(2):190. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020192025