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August 1, 1953

Oral Surgery. Volumes I and II.

JAMA. 1953;152(14):1391. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690140099040

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A wealth of new material has been presented in this edition. The author has incorporated chapters on local and general anesthesia and one on chemotherapy. Detailed consideration is given to abnormalities of the edentulous mouth and the combined oral and surgical prosthodontic problems. The chapter on surgical correction of developmental deformities involving the face and jaws includes new procedures. Two other chapters discuss acquired jaw defects and surgical deformities that require correction by means of grafts and the treatment of oral abnormalities and defects.

The chapter dealing with the general care of the patient is exceedingly well done. In the preface to the first edition, the author mentions that some might believe that the subject of supportive care has been overemphasized; however, Dr. Thoma believes that such overemphasis is rarely possible. The fact that controversial theoretical minutiae have been omitted is especially commendable. The chapter on treatment of traumatic disease

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