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DISCUSSION ON DR. MARSHALL'S PAPER ON
THE RHEUMATIC AND GOUTY DIATHESIS, AS MANIFESTED IN DISEASES OF THE PERIDENTAL MEMBRANE.
Dr. Williams:—Mr. Chairman, I have a few words to say, and that is that this paper seems to me to be a very sound and rational paper in every respect. There is a point of originality in the cause of secretions which strikes me as quite new. Another point that I fully concur in is that the local treatment, whether by ploughing with instruments or by application of various medicaments, will not produce the preventative action we want.
Dr. Noble:—I was very much interested in one or two points in the paper, and that was the source of this deposit that we find frequently in these deep seated troubles, and I know that we want to seek for something besides a local cause. I was very glad
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.SECTION OF ORAL AND DENTAL SURGERY.. JAMA. 1891;XVII(17):613-616. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410950001001