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Otto Hofer, Erwin Reichenbach, Theo Spreter Von Kreudenstein, and Eugen Wannemacher Leipzig, 1964, Johanm. Amrosius Barth. Vol. I, 809 pages; Vol. I, Price: Vol. 1, 56.80 German marks; Vol. I, 64 German marks
These volumes are intended as handbooks for students and for the practicing dentist. The first 81 pages contain information on general pathologic conditions and wounds of the mouth, teeth, and jaws. Chapters are included on blood transfusion, sterilization, anesthetics, muscle relaxants, and control of respiration. There are excellent illustration, especially those borrowed from Sicher and Tandler and other well-known German anatomists. The surgical treatment of infectious diseases is dealt with in extended detail. Extraction of teeth is presented on an individual tooth basis. Diseases of the salivary glands and the method of treatment are described. Surgical prosthesis is included and should be of interest, even to those not overly familiar with the German language, because the excellent illustrations are self-explanatory. However, the treatment of cleft palate patients is not given sufficient discussion. Dental roentgenography does not include panographic roentgenography. Volume 2 deals with prosthesis, orthodontics, and tooth preservation. The chapter on orthodontics by Reichenbach takes about 200 pages. Here we find a discussion of the development of the occlusion of the teeth. Genetics as an etiologic factor in malocclusion is given due consideration, as are environmental factors and pressure habits. Cephalometrics is mentioned briefly. Orthodontic appliances included are the activator, split plate, and lingual arch. These are discussed in detail. The edgewise and Johnson appliances are briefly mentioned. The Begg appliance is not considered. Median suture expansions is included. One wonders why expansion was necessary in the case illustrated in Fig. 1292, page 483 of Volume 2. Both volumes lack bibliographic references. Taken in their entirety, these volumes can be recommended because they include material not usually found in the English-language dental literature. J. A. Sabmawa 302