I desire to bring before your attention the non-operative treatment of necrosis of the alveoli and maxillæ with aromatic sulphuric acid. I shall cite only two cases in office practice, entering as little as possible into any minute detail of their history or etiology.
—A lady of nervo-bilious temperament, aged 30, called to consult me about a fistulous opening situated at the right side of the superior central incisor which was discharging freely a dark-colored pus. On examination, I found the superior right central and lateral incisors and cuspid teeth dead. Patient informed me they had been so for seven years or more, and had never been treated. I diagnosed the case as necrosis superinduced by chronic abscesses. I prescribed the following: To be injected by the patient into the fistulous opening five or six times daily.1 The patient was also instructed to visit the office every
MILLS WA. SPECIFIC TREATMENT OF NECROSIS OF THE ALVEOLI AND MAXILLÆ WITH AROMATIC SULPHURIC ACID.. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(11):518-519. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430630020002g