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October 31, 1936

Pathologie dentaire

JAMA. 1936;107(18):1497. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770440073041

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This is the second volume of a nine volume series of textbooks dealing with the whole field of dentistry. Volume I covers all the pathologic changes in the oral cavity except those concerning the teeth, their investing tissues and such tumors as arise from the tooth-forming structures. The latter comprise the subject matter of this book. The subject matter is typically French; that is, the classifications are elaborate, the theoretical considerations are given undue emphasis, and the illustrations are for the most part made from drawings. The references to the literature are predominantly of French origin, and the bacteriologic nomenclature does not conform to current American practice. There are no serious omissions of subject matter. The two sections that are least satisfactory are those treating of caries and pyorrhea. Relatively little attention has been given to recent research in these two important subjects, except for the dietary studies in connection

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