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December 6, 1913

A Text-Book of Surgery for Dental Students.

JAMA. 1913;61(23):2091. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350240065035

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This book is for students and practitioners of dental surgery. In view of the fact that the development of modern bacteriology has thrown much light on the relationship of the mouth to the general health, bacteriology has been treated somewhat fully. The chapter on this subject contains probably all that it is necessary for a dentist to know of bacteriology, provided that he will attempt to do only such things as his knowledge warrants. If he is to encroach on medical fields, he will find that more information is necessary for him than is contained in this book. The pathologic and clinical aspects of inflammation are considered in a simple manner, but the discussion on gangrene leaves much to be desired. Thus the treatment of gangrene would seem to concern only the toes and feet, since no mention is made of noma and related diseases of the mouth. The discussions

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