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October 31, 1931

The Dental Board of the United Kingdom. Four Lectures on "The Ætiology of Irregularity and Malocclusion of the Teeth."

JAMA. 1931;97(18):1327. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730180063041

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This is not a textbook of the conventional type, nor is it a textbook on orthodontia. It is a book devoted to a thorough discussion of the etiology of irregularity and malocclusion of the teeth. It is divided into four lectures, prepared for and delivered at four different dental hospitals under the auspices of the Dental Board of the United Kingdom. It would be an injustice to the author if preference were given to any portions of these exceedingly well balanced lectures in this discussion. A good impression of the contents of this book may be offered by citing the four problems, as given in the appendix by Miss Tildesley:

  1. By exactly what standard is "rightness" to be measured?

  2. What is the cause of divergence from this standard?

  3. What means, if any, are to be used to bring individual divergent jaws into conformity with the standard set up?

  4. Is any

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