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February 1974

Color Atlas of Oro-facial Diseases.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;99(2):156. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780030162021

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This is a concise atlas written by and directed toward the oral surgeon. It has been designed with two to four color photographs or appropriate radiographs on the right with a brief text and room for personal notes on the opposing left-hand side of the page. The 11 chapters with 328 illustrations are arranged on a clinical-anatomical basis, covering lesions and showing points of resemblance in order to distinguish clinical features. It is neither intended to be inclusive nor to follow etiologic or pathologic classification of disease.

As the title indicates, all photographs are in color, a necessity for such an atlas. Most views, particularly intraoral ones, are good and instructive, but several have been taken too far from the lesion, resulting in an obscure illustration.

While some loss in quality of illustrations is expected through the processes of reproduction, I think that many of the illustrations lack important details,

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