This is a book of unusual value and interest to both practitioners and students of medicine and dentistry. Few physicians realize the number of serious systemic conditions that have their first clinical manifestations in the oral cavity, for instance measles, scarlet fever, diabetes, blood dyscrasias, including pernicious anemia, metallic poisoning and many of the occupational diseases. The thirty contributors have been selected because of their ability to present the material of their respective chapters. The material in each chapter is so arranged as to make it easily available for reference. Each chapter is supplied with a bibliography and suggested reading.
The chapters of special interest to the physician and medical student are chapter 1, on the science of oral diagnosis, by Samuel Charles Miller, D.D.S.; chapter 2, on head pain, by R. J. Behan, M.D., assisted by B. J. Johnston Jr., M.D.; chapter 3, on pain of dental origin, by