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October 23, 1937

Surgery for Dental Students

JAMA. 1937;109(17):1392. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780430070044

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According to the preface, this book is intended to furnish in the most concise and clear manner the minimum that a dentist is expected to know of surgery and pathology to prepare him for the licentiate examinations in Great Britain. "To the student it is offered as a textbook containing the knowledge he will be expected by his examiners to possess." Such subjects as general surgical pathology and infections, and specific surgical infections, wounds, tumors, cysts, surgical conditions of blood vessels and of nerves, fractures, diseases of bone and of the temporomandibular joint and surgical conditions of the head and neck are discussed in the nineteen chapters. The book contains more pathology than surgery. The treatment is clear and concise, as the preface indicates, and, considering the objective, quite satisfactory. From the standpoint of many educators, however, it does not represent what is expected of a dental graduate of the

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