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LASKIN, D. M. (ed.): Oral and maxillofacial surgery, vol. 2, Oral surgery. 774 pages, 1338 illustrations. C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis 1985. When vol. 1 of this giant appeared, one got excited - the excitement can still last when reading vol. 2. In 8 parts, divided into 19 chapters, the body of oral surgery is presented in every detail and most of the chapters are followed by a very comprehensive list of references. The 8 parts are dentoalveolar surgery, periodontal surgery, management of infections, preprosthetic surgery, implantology, treatment of cysts, treatment of benign tumours of the oral cavity and jaws and special surgical considerations, the latter with emphasis on pediatric oral surgery, surgery in geriatric patients and nutritional management of the surgical patient. It is impossible to stress any of the chapters; the editor, single author or co-author of many chapters, are of high repute; so the other authors. One can only recommend any trainee in oral and maxillofacial surgery to buy the book and look forward to seeing vol. 3.
Book Reviews concise and accurate. The text includes most of the common abnormalities of the teeth, jaw bones and salivary glands. When the chapter on non-odontogenic turnouts of the oral tissues covers everything from reactive lesions (papillary hyperplasia of the palate, focal epithelial hyperplasia and pyogenic granuloma to malignant neoplasm), this approach may very likely confuse undergraduates seeking an understanding of disease principles and processes. Almost all photographs are of hematoxylin and eosin stained histopathological sections of which a number have poor cytological detail. The book contains no EM photographs and there are very few illustrations demonstrating the use of immunocytochemistry and other special techniques. At the end of each chapter, a number of pertinent references are provided. The atlas is intended to assist the general diagnostic pathologist, and for this group as well as for the postgraduate student, this volume will undoubtedly prove valuable. H. R PHILIPSEN Arhus, Denmark
E. H~ORTING-HANSEN H O W TO USE A N T I B I O T I C S Copenhagen, Denmark NEWMAN, M. G. & GOODMAN, A. D. (eds.): Guide to antibiotic use in dental practice. 187 pages. Quintessence Publishing Co. ORAL PATHOLOGY ATLAS Inc., Chicago, Berlin 1984. LucAs, R. B. & Ewgsoy, J. W.: Atlas of Oral Pathology. 151 pages. M.T.R Press Ltd., Lancaster, Boston, The Hague. 1985, £75,-. This atlas is vol. 8 in the Current Histopathology Series and covers in 11 chapters a broad field of oral histopathology. Since it is an atlas, the text is brief but nevertheless
Excellent, although short - it is amazing the amount of important and new knowledge which has been laid down in this guide. It can be recommended to any oral and maxillofacial surgeon, as a quick reference concerning any aspect of the use of antibiotics. E. HJORTING-HANSEN