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July 8, 1939

Surgical Pathology of the Diseases of the Mouth and Jaws

JAMA. 1939;113(2):171. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800270071031

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This is the last of a series of ten monographs written by Hertzler discussing the surgical pathology of various regions of the body. Dr. Hertzler continues to be one of the most entertaining medical authors. This volume is profusely illustrated with reproductions of photographs from clinical cases and photomicrographs of the lesions discussed. Benign and malignant lesions of the mouth, lips and tongue are briefly but adequately described. There is a short chapter on tumors of dentigerous origin for which the unfortunate synonym "mixed tumors" is used. This may give rise to some confusion, since heterologous salivary gland tumors also are referred to as "mixed tumors." There are two chapters on diseases of the nasopharynx and the larynx in which the surgical diseases are briefly described. Because, as Hertzler states in the preface, the book is written only of things he has seen and on the basis of his own

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