The author has written this textbook for the dental student or the practitioner as representing the irreducible minimum of pathology necessary for an understanding of daily practice and for prediction of results. The book is not intended to replace or even approach the content of a textbook on general pathology. Each chapter closes with a summary that is largely a restatement of the material content rather than an epitome of prevailing opinion. Some of the subjects treated are as follows: cell growth and degeneration; repair of the calcified matrix; circulatory disturbances; inflammation; chemotherapy and bacterial defence; surgical pathology of bone; pathology of dentine and dental pulp, of the cementum, of the pulpless tooth, of the mucosa, of the parodontal tissues, and of the enamel; foci of infection, neoplasia; mesenchyme tissue tumors; epithelial tumors and tumors arising from specialized tissue; and tumors of developmental origin.
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