A Manual of Dental Anatomy, Human and Comparative


    IF one imagines, for tableau representation, quickening of the action in the slow-moving epic of organic evolution, a forward position of immense significance was surely in sight when the scaly armour of certain fishes became so elaborated that they went forth muffled in spines to the very lips. And the defence and protection was completed—and something more than these was initiated—when the dermal spines were drawn over the lips and carried into the mouth itself, there to form the beginnings of those wonderfully diversified structures which are known as teeth. Many eminent workers have, along various byways of inquiry, been attracted to, and held by, the study of odontology, and have helped to build up a most noticeable body of scientific knowledge. Tomes's “Dental Anatomy.” still holds the field as, perhaps, the most successful effort to gather and arrange the facts, and present them in a-“manual” suitable for students and beginners. The author and his editors are to be congratulated upon the production of the seventh edition, in which the make-up is improved by a larger page and type, and by bringing the matter descriptive of illustrations directly under each figure, instead of at the foot of the page.

    A Manual of Dental Anatomy, Human and Comparative.

    Dr. C. S. Tomes. Seventh Edition. Edited by Dr. H. W. Marett Tims and Prof. A. Hopewell-Smith. Pp. vi + 616. (London: J. and A. Churchill. 1914.) Price 15s. net.

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    A Manual of Dental Anatomy, Human and Comparative . Nature 94, 445–446 (1914). https://doi.org/10.1038/094445a0

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