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May 17, 1952

The Temporomandibular Joint

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Edited by Bernard G. Sarant, M.S., M.D., D.D.S., Professor and Head of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois, Chicago. Publication number 134, American Lecture Series, monograph in American Lectures in Dentistry. Edited by Edward J. Ryan, B.S., D.D.S. Cloth. $4.75. Pp. 148, with 52 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill.; Blackwell Scientific Publications, Ltd., 49 Broad St., Oxford, England; Ryerson Press, 299 Queen St., W., Toronto 2B, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;149(3):312. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930200098037

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This compact volume is a noteworthy example of the value of combining the knowledge of highly trained specialists whose attention has been focused upon an important physiological and anatomic structure such as the temporomandibular joint. As explained by the editor, much has been written in the past about this temporomandibular articulation and related structures, but some of the literature on the clinical aspect of the temporomandibular joint has been based upon misinformation, which has been handed down from one report to another.

The editor of this small but important reference book is eminently suited to the task that he has undertaken. Besides being professor and head of the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the College of Dentistry, Bernard G. Sarnat is clinical assistant professor in the department of surgery of the College of Medicine of the University of Illinois. There are five other internationally famous authorities who have

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