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April 1, 1933

Diseases of the Mouth.

JAMA. 1933;100(13):1061. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740130065037

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This book attempts to cover in a comprehensive manner the whole field of pathology, diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the mouth. The author states in the introduction: "This volume has been written primarily as a textbook for dental and medical students." Since neither the physician nor the dentist is likely to be favorably impressed by the manner in which his particular field is covered, one may question the attainment of the purpose quoted. The pathologist is faced by not less than sixty photomicrographs either without significance or unsuited for the purposes of teaching and illustration. The material on laboratory technic is covered much more adequately in the special textbooks on laboratory diagnosis. Such subject matter as that on dental caries (chapter VI) must prejudice the dentist against the book as a whole. The clinical surgeon must lose faith in an author who proposes in the chapter on osteomyelitis

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