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October 6, 1945

Pharmacology and Dental Therapeutics: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1945;129(6):483. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860400067026

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The rearranged contents and standardized names and dosages acceptable to both the American Dental Association and the American Medical Association will keep practitioners abreast of the current knowledge of drugs and their usage. The section devoted to dental therapeutics will be most valuable to the dental practitioner. The authors' advocacy of caution in the use of sulfonamide drugs and of penicillin is supported by the findings of Drs. Canfield, Everett and Ferguson. The authors also point out the fact that relationship between phosphorus metabolism and dental caries and periodontoclasia has not been established and that the direct action of vitamins in the animal body is not thoroughly understood. The numerous prescriptions given are of considerable value to dental practitioners and will enable them to discontinue the use of proprietary drugs, which are usually excessively priced. The book is well got up. The paper is excellent, the type large and clear.

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