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April 1949

Oral Anatomy.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;49(4):445. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.03760100113012

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Abstract

This book is written especially for the dental student to supplement books on human anatomy which are more detailed and cannot devote space to allied subjects. It accomplishes much in bridging the gap between theory and practice by emphasizing the anatomic basis for many practical procedures used by dentists and oral surgeons.

It has two major sections: one, on the usual descriptive anatomy, stressing structures closely allied to work in dentistry; the other, on regional and applied anatomy. The latter section is excellently written and explains practical procedures on an anatomic basis, so that the student no longer has to follow fixed methods but can evolve his own by understanding the anatomic reasons for them. There are numerous fine pictures and diagrams depicting clearly the author's intentions. Several sections are exceptionally worth while to the otolaryngologist; these concern the temporomandibular articulation, local anesthesia and the ligations of the vessels in

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