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August 9, 1924

The Principles and Technique of Oral Surgery.

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By Adoph Berger, D.D.S., Assistant Professor of Oral Surgery, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Columbia University. Cloth. Price, $7. Pp. 450, with 355 illustrations. Brooklyn: Dental Items of Interest Publishing Company, 1923.

JAMA. 1924;83(6):466. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660060070039

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The outstanding feature of his textbook is the elimination of such subjects as cleft palate, harelip, trifacial neuralgia and diseases of the salivary or other glands. It contains, therefore, the material usually assembled under the head of minor and semimajor oral surgery. This limitation recommends this book to dentists, dental students and such surgeons as confine their work to the mouth and adjacent structures, and has distinct advantages. The pathology, diagnosis and treatment of the lesions covered are adequately presented; the types of operations advocated are, on the whole, wisely chosen, and these procedures are abundantly illustrated by clear diagrams and photographs. The suggestions for treatment are based on the author's wide experience, are sound, and avoid extremes. The chief emphasis is placed on such subjects as inflammatory conditions, impacted teeth, cysts and fractures. More than 200 of the illustrations are reproductions of roentgenograms. So much of the detail of

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