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July 6, 1940

Diseases of the Mouth

JAMA. 1940;115(1):80. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810270082033

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Apparently this is a popular textbook probably because of its inclusiveness, because of the liberal use of reproductions of well chosen roentgenograms, and because of the emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. It is largely limited to the field of minor oral surgery and related diseases, as reference to such matters as cleft palate, jaw resections and plastic operations is brief. Each chapter is followed by a generous bibliography. The present edition appears twelve years after the first. It and other late editions are characterized chiefly by progressive increase in size, as the defects and redundances of the early editions persist. Of the ninety microscopic illustrations only about one third are worthy of inclusion or serve a useful purpose. Of the sixty-three colored plates, twenty-five could be discarded and not be missed. The legends are inadequate, incomplete and at times confusing, as that attached to figure 268 on page 473, which

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