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February 1936

Clinical Diagnosis of Diseases of the Mouth

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(2):407. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470080203021

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Most of the book is devoted to diseases of the soft tissues of the mouth, and consideration of the work is confined to this part. The reviewer regrets to state that the book is unsatisfactory. The subjects are considered too briefly to give the essential facts; the author's style is loose, and there is little system in his presentations. The title of the book is "Clinical Diagnosis," and yet even when a disease is considered systematically he takes up the etiology, symptomatology and treatment in about equal extent and does not as a rule consider the diagnosis specifically. In examining the book the reviewer has not found a single disease of which the reader could find the essential facts in this presentation. For example, under scurvy, which is considered in less than a page, there is no mention of the rôle of vitamins. Under agranulocytosis, which is given

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