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March 1939

Fundamentals of Dentistry in Medicine and Public Health.

Am J Dis Child. 1939;57(3):728. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.01990030242021

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The volume is easily read, and the cuts, particularly those of Kronfeld, Box, Bödecker and Appelbaum, are excellent. The purpose, as indicated by title and preface, is to furnish, in compact form, basic information about the teeth for the medical student, physician, nurse and public health worker; in the light of the available satisfactory textual material this is most commendable. There is a grave question whether in attempting to address an audience whose background varies from relatively little to complete medical training Dr. McCall has not attempted a well-nigh impossible task. It is my opinion that the real need for better understanding of dental matters by the medical profession can best be attained through a presentation similar to that in medical texts. In the end, dental physiology, embryology, histology, gross anatomy and pathology comprise no more than a regional division of the broader aspect of medicine. The book is more

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