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April 22, 1939

A Text-Book of Dental Histology and Embryology Including Laboratory Directions

JAMA. 1939;112(16):1632. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800160096039

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For twenty-five years this eminently practical textbook has served as an introduction to dental training, covering as it does a much wider field than the title indicates. This edition reflects the newer ideals and standards of scientific dentistry. When one considers the chapters on the postnatal development of the head, the lymphatic system and tooth eruption and the discussions of comparative and experimental anatomy, the book is really a work on the biology of the teeth. The developing tooth, with its rapid, regular growth and its immediate response to certain changes in the blood, is becoming a veritable growth kymograph, and this type of book commands a general scientific audience (even though the chapter on operative dentistry is likely to set the layman's teeth on edge). Dr. Schour has reorganized the material and has added much that is new. Pathologic conditions, especially caries, are included, as well as normal structure,

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