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March 16, 1957

Oral Cancer and Tumors of the Jaws

JAMA. 1957;163(11):995. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970460085029

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The material in this book is based on reports of 1,020 cases collected from two institutions. Five hundred nineteen of the patients had lesions of the lip; 206, of the tongue; 128, of the alveolus; 68, of the floor of the mouth; 51, of the palate; and 48, of the cheek. The conclusions are particularly valuable since the cases presented are solely those of the authors. This work is not intended as a textbook or a reference guide but rather as a syllabus for the oral diagnosticians. The numerous photographs and roentgenograms would have been far more effective had they been in color. Chapter 4, which deals with quasi-tumors of the jaws, is especially good. Worthwhile reading references are found at the end of each chapter. Though the material should be useful to those interested in lesions, involving the oral cavities and jaws, it is refreshing to note that it

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