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May 4, 1935

Anatomy for Dental Students: Systemic and Practical

JAMA. 1935;104(18):1662-1663. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760180094032

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The character of this book is clearly expressed in the first two sentences of the preface: "The purpose of this book is to present to dental students and practitioners as much of the subject of human anatomy as is necessary for their licentiate examinations and for reference after qualifying. It is often found impracticable in medical schools to provide completely separate courses for dental students in the ancillary subjects, with the result that it is necessary for them laboriously to abstract from lectures and books those parts of the subject that are necessary to them; and even then they cannot be quite confident that they have covered just the right ground." This frankly puts the book on the basis of a quiz compend to enable the student, with the least effort and the least profit, to encounter successfully licensing examinations. This point of view is of questionable soundness. If a

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