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September 5, 1931

The Fundamental Principles of Alveolo-Dental Radiology. A Text-Book Dealing with the Technics of Taking Radiographs of the Teeth and Osseous Tissues of the Human Jaws, with an Analytical Treatise on Their Interpretation as a Basis of Diagnosis of Oral Lesions.

JAMA. 1931;97(10):729. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730100053032

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Dr. Pollia has been for many years one of the leading students of radiology in the dental field on the Pacific Coast. This book contains forty-two chapters, which include a general discussion of x-rays and the apparatus used, the principles and details of technic, the alveolodental structures, the roentgenographic anatomy, of the maxillae, mandible and teeth, changes in the bony structures due to hyperplasia, atrophy, cysts, alveolardental tumors, and the use of roentgenography in preventive dentistry. Emphasis is placed on the fact that the majority of teeth are extracted on roentgenographic evidence alone; it is also pointed out that a high percentage of roentgenograms of the jaws are not well enough made to show definitely the condition that exists, and there are too many errors in diagnosis. Dr. Pollia feels that there should be much improvement in both the making and the interpretation of oral films and he points out

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