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February 1966

Practical Oral Surgery.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(2):190-191. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020192027

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The third book is a well organized, well written and documented text produced for the dental student and practitioner. As a result, the sections on preoperative and postoperative care, medications, and hospital dentistry offer little but a scanty review to the otolaryngologist. Chapters on the classes of oral surgical diseases, instruments and their use, operative techniques and complications are worth reading. It is of some concern, however, that the author teaches about facial paralysis: "The most serious consequence is inability to close the eyelids. This does not lead to ulceration of the cornea, however." It is even more disturbing that the only treatment alluded to is the fascial sling operation.

The scope of this text is limited, particularly for use by the resident or trained otolaryngologist.

The subject of the temporomandibular joint to the otolaryngologist is like the weather; everybody talks about it, yet no one does anything about

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