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Oral Histology and Embryology:
Edited by &lint Orban, F’oundation for Dent,al Research of the Chicago College of Denta! Surgery, School of With 262 text illustrations including four Dentistry, Loyola University. color plates, pp. 342, price $6.50, St. Louis, The (1. V. Mosby Company, 1944.
A new plan was followed in the compilation of this volume. (.“hapters were prepared by recognized authorities in their specific subjects. Elach author’s manuscript was then submitted to all other contributors for discussion. Some of t,he contributors did not writ,e a chapter but aided the effort by their remarks and criticism. It speaks well for dentistry to know that fifteen of the nineteen contributors are holders of the D.D.S. degree: and four others have been long associated with dental teaching and research. Such a ~ollcction of authorities wonld have 1)ee11hard to fintl in dentistry twenty yea,rs ago. Included among the ~ontrihators are Aixenhcrg, Hernicr. Kevelander, Bodccker. Cheyne, Diamontl, (:ottlieb, Kerr, liiic*hill, tiotanyi. Mueller, Nuckolls. CMan. &hour, Sicher, SkillelI, \\‘rinmanll. Worman, and Zander. The chapter on the “Development of the Face and Oral (Invity” is cxceptionally well illustrated and should prore of definite value to the student. In the part of the text dealing with “Development and Growth of Teeth,” the work of Schour and Massler is largely followed. The various structures of the teet,h and the soft structures surrounding the teeth are illustrated in detail. A valuable chapter will be found on the development and growth of the maxilla and mandible, based largely on the work of Sicher and Tandler. Here the contributiong of Brodie hare also been given due consideration. Shedding of the deciduous teeth and tooth eruption as may be expected, are given full consideration. The photomicrographs presented surpass most of those found in dental or medical books that have come to the attention of this reviewer. This is a book in which the leading contributors on oral histology and embryology have participated and one of which the dental profession may well feel proud. It can and will be used not only by the student, but by the pra+ titioner of dentistry as lrell. The book has an excellent index which will be especially useful in reference work. 335