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April 19, 1902

Principles and Practice of Operative Dentistry.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(16):1020. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480160042016

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The author has shown decided skill in classification and arrangement of the topics discussed in the various chapters. The departments are arranged in a progressive, comprehensive style. Methods of constructing artificial crowns and bridgework, orthodontia and other similar subjects that do not properly come under the head of operative dentistry have been eliminated. Those considered as pertaining to operative dentistry, such as dental embryology histology, bacteriology, anatomy and pathology, are handled in a masterly manner.

No one can write a work on science at the present time which would be entirely original. This is particularly true of operative dentistry. The present methods of operating are the evolution of sixty years of practice. Operative dentistry, however, does not admit of a wide range of development. The compilation and arrangement are well done. Unlike many dental authors, Dr. Marshall has given credit to those from whom he has obtained material. He has

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