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February 7, 1931

Lehrbuch der Mund- und Kieferchirurgie.

JAMA. 1931;96(6):465. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720320065044

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This book is a satisfactory answer to the increasing desire for more information concerning surgery of the mouth and jaw. It is designed for the general practitioner and student in both medicine and dentistry rather than for the oral surgeon because, as is stated in the introduction, "operating technic is acquired, not out of books, but in the operating room and at the bedside." It is based on material and methods studied and in use at the surgical institute of the University of Leipzig; on this account the surgical technic recommended in some instances is not that in use in other places. This is particularly true with respect to the treatment of fractures. With extremely few exceptions, the illustrations are entirely original; they add materially to the clear presentation of the subject matter. The first 106 pages deal with general surgical principles, such as asepsis, anesthesia, blood conservation, control of

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