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July 31, 1915

A Work on Special Dental Pathology. Devoted to the Diseases and Treatment of the Investing Tissues of the Teeth and the Dental Pulp, Including the Sequelae of the Death of the Pulp; Also, Systemic Effects of Mouth Infections, Oral Prophylaxis and Mouth Hygiene.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(5):451. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580050079033

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This volume will stand alone in dental literature for a long time, and will place the histopathology of the investing tissues of the teeth on a basis of scientific equality with standard volumes on other highly specialized tissues. The complexity of dental tissues is illustrated both by descriptive text and by photomicrographs. The volume is the crowning touch to a lifetime spent in a thoroughgoing, exact study of dental tissues. One is at once impressed with the scholarship of the author. The freedom of the work from the blind faith in drugs is wholesome and refreshing. The author studies in detail the gums and gingivae, cementum, peridental membrane and alveolar process, and in these studies develops a new nomenclature. Several pages are devoted to a study of saliva and salivary calculus. The chapters on gingivitis are notable. One hundred pages are devoted to the histology, physical functions and diseases of

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