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February 20, 1915

The Science and Practice of Dental Surgery.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(8):688-689. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570340060031

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This work is one of the most important English contributions to the literature of dentistry. It was evidently planned as a collaboration which should embrace the entire field of dentistry by English writers of note, who would present the most reliable views on the various subjects. Most of the contributors seem to have made extensive and impartial search for the more important facts developed by writers and investigators in the dental field. The editor, Mr. Bennett, has probably succeeded as well as any man could in his attempt to "impart unity of conception and style" to the writings of thirty-three other contributors. The one advantage in a compilation of this kind is that it represents the views of many men, often the opposing views of several men on the same subject. There is the objection, however, that in attempting to cover so large a field, general statements must too often

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