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January 16, 1904


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JAMA. 1904;XLII(3):149-153. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490480011001d

Before entering on the subject-matter of the present paper may I be allowed to express my appreciation of the honor conferred on me by the invitation this Section of the American Medical Association—an association which enrolls in its list of membership names which are known to and revered by scientists all the world over. The invitation was not accepted without diffidence, for the subject allotted is a narrow one and the investigators many and devoted—indeed, it may safely be affirmed that during the last decade no structure in the human body has been more often or more closely scrutinized than the dental pulp. The majority of the observers have, however, given most attention to those points which require the microscope for their elucidation, and it is partly on that account that I intend to-day to confine myself to the macroscopic aspect of the subject.

The human dental pulp has been

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