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October 31, 1966

Histopathology of Salivary Gland Lesions

JAMA. 1966;198(5):566-567. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110180110047

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The author has provided us with a thoroughly illustrated book, intended for physicians, dentists, and students, covering the neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions of salivary glands including a chapter on their embryology and histology. Histologic features have been emphasized, and the author wisely excluded "those lesions that are so rare that there is doubt as to their existence...." Presumably he means doubt as to their classification and biologic behavior.

Well organized, the book proceeds from embryology and histology through inflammatory lesions to neoplasms. The text is brief and concise, and the author relies heavily on the 267 illustrations to cover the main ideas involved. Although many of the photomicrographs are clear, unfortunately a significant number lack good resolution, and their usefulness is greatly diminished. The captions of the photographs are generally very well done.

The close association of lymphoid tissue and glandular elements in the embryology and histology of salivary glands,