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Regular Departments
March 1962

Oral Medicine. Fourth Edition.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1962;75(3):281-282. doi:10.1001/archotol.1962.00740040289023

This text is of value to laryngologists even though it is pointed directly to dentists. This directional slant is specifically evident in the very brief Chapter I of Section One. Much else that will be referred to again is in this little chapter. All other chapters of Section One point to its particular value to dentists.

However in the Preface to the First Edition reprinted here, the interest of the medical practitioner is emphasized. It is in this relation that the text is of most interest to laryngologists.

The body of the work is a splendid treatise on oral disease as a primary condition with its branches intertwining and shading all sections of general medicine. It is equally profound in demonstrating many oral diseases to be only local manifestations of basic disturbances whose roots invade widely the basic organism, many times masquerading as primary local diseases or as the results