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March 11, 1939

Fractures of the Jaws

JAMA. 1939;112(10):1013. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800100123029

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The second edition of the textbook published in 1931 has required little change in the light of the authors' experience in the interim. Twelve pages have been added together with alterations and additions to illustrations. The chapter contributed by Leroy M. Ennis, D.D.S., dealing with roentgenographic technic has been carefully revised. The final chapter, on dietary management in fractures of the jaws, by Clyde W. Scogin, D.D.S., remains essentially unaltered. The material is logically organized. A brief summary of clinically significant anatomic features is followed by a short general discussion of etiology, types, signs and symptoms of fractures. The greater incidence of fractures of the mandible warrants the more extended space devoted to the lower jaw. Statistics with respect to cause and location of fractures are based on a rather limited number of cases. It is interesting to note the increase from 8 to 25 per cent of fractures due

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