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October 12, 1929

The Basic Principles of General and Oral Pathology: A Text-Book for the Dental Hygienist and the Medical Nurse; and a Supplementary Text for the Dental Student and the Graduate Dentist.

JAMA. 1929;93(15):1172-1173. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710150064041

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As is suggested by the title and the size, this is but little more than a quiz compend to which have been added a number of illustrations, all of which concern mouth lesions. The illustrations of gross subjects are satisfactory, but the reproductions of photomicrographs, in many instances, leave much to be desired. The first seven chapters, a little more than half the book, have to do with general pathology, including tumors and cysts; chapters VIII to XI cover oral pathology, and the last chapter deals with the mouth lesions of general diseases. The arrangement is excellent; essential matters have not been omitted and the descriptive matter, for the most part, is clear and concise. However, on page 84 the use of the word "or" instead of "and" between the words, "multilocular cyst" and "adamantinoma" has entirely changed the meaning; and on page 144 the arrangement of the matter under

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