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May 21, 1938

Surgical Diseases of the Mouth and Jaws

JAMA. 1938;110(21):1776. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790210056024

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The material of this book covers a much broader field than the title would indicate. Medical diseases and some surgical conditions of the pharynx, larynx, esophagus and neck, as well as plastic surgery of the face, are included. These subjects would not be looked for in a book with this title. Dr. Padgett has attempted, as he states in his preface, to cause his book to appeal to the dental student, the medical student, the dentist, the physician, the surgeon, the nose and throat specialist, the dermatologist and the radiologist. Although this is a difficult task, as is evident from the arrangement of the book, it well reflects the breadth of the author's interests as teacher and surgeon. The author stresses the value of a broad knowledge of gross and microscopic pathology. The book is well illustrated with diagrams, photographs of patients, roentgenograms and photomicrographs. The chapters on plastic surgery

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