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Book Reviews
November 1934

Practical Pedodontia, or Juvenile Operative Dentistry and Public Health Dentistry.

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By Floyde E. Hogeboom. Third edition. Price, $6.50. Pp. 328, with 259 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1933.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(5):1174. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960180228018

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Abstract

The volume is the third edition, in the preface of which the author mentions having completely rewritten the text. He has added the following chapters: Mental Hygiene Viewpoints of the Child, by Forrest N. Anderson, M.D., Sc.D., Los Angeles; Prophylactic Odontotomy, by Thaddeus P. Hyatt, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., New York; Prevention of Dental Caries by Nutrition, by Harold F. Hawkins, D.D.S., Los Angeles, and Anesthesia for Children by Harry E. Straub, D.D.S., Los Angeles.

The work is in the nature of a textbook of children's dentistry, in which exposition of technical procedures is accompanied by chapters dealing with the theory and practice associated with this phase of dentistry. The material contained in Dr. Hawkins' chapter "Prevention of Dental Caries by Nutrition" is of particular interest, not only because of the data presented in substantiation of his belief that the cause of dental caries and pyorrhea alveolaris is a faulty "acid base

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