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August 20, 1927

Principles and Practice of Oral Surgery.

JAMA. 1927;89(8):640-641. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690080072034

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This book has a number of commendable features, especially its illustrations. These are for the most part larger than those usually found in books of this kind, admirably illustrating the technic, which is generally in accord with accepted surgical procedures. The book is divided into twenty-seven chapters. It has a foreword by Dr. Truman W. Brophy. The author states in his introduction that "all extraneous matter,... such as bacteriology, micropathology, etc., have been purposely omitted." It is well that special chapters on bacteriology and micropathology have been excluded, but the book would be more valuable to students had the author included in the subject matter a discussion of the bacteria causing the specific diseases he presents. For instance, it is well known that the bacterium of osteomyelitis is not the same as that causing alveolar abscess. It is important in a book for students to bring out these differences. Regarding

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