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This book is an attempt to include certain principles which the author has found partially to fulfil the needs of his students. Like all other specialists, on the subject of orthodontia, the author is satisfied to base his premise on occlusion of the teeth, regardless of the etiologic factors giving cause and effect. While it is true that malocclusion will in a small measure influence the teeth in the wrong direction in their development, yet the great etiologic factors governing abnormal development are not appreciated or understood. Until dental specialists and teachers are able to grasp the broader principles of cause and effect, very little scientific progress can expected. Another criticism is the lack of giving due credit to those who have originated ideas and appliances and of which this work abounds. The mechanical appliances and their application are all that are to be desired for obtaining given results. The
Practical Orthodontia. JAMA. 1915;LXIV(1):75. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570270077035
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