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May 1949

Atlas of Oral and Facial Lesions and Color Film Library

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1949;59(5):594. doi:10.1001/archderm.1949.01520300104019

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This is a primer of facial and oral lesions which presents a great variety of material in a superficial, brief manner. The continuity of the text does not seem as well organized as it might be.

The author stresses the use of "grenz irradiation" and "pan-vitamin therapy" for such conditions as geographic tongue and leukoplakia. Oral galvanism is also emphasized as a cause of burning tongue and is considered etiologic in aphthous stomatitis, certain types of gastrointestinal distress and possibly certain types of headaches.

On a basis of value received, the cost of the book and the library of slides seems prohibitive. The excellence of 100 slides can hardly be judged from the 3 sample slides sent for review. Conceivably, the library of slides might have an elementary teaching value for those who have had neither the experience nor the material necessary to gather a personal collection of photographs and

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