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February 6, 1926

Dental Infections. In two volumes.

JAMA. 1926;86(6):440. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670320054038

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Volume I contains the discussion of the results of the author's "researches on oral and systemic expressions of dental infections." Here he formulates forty-five questions such as: "To what extent are the roentgen rays capable of disclosing dental infections? What is the relationship of the quantity of dental infection to the type and extent of systemic involvement? What, if any, is the relationship between dental infections and carbohydrate metabolism? What is the rôle of calcium in the maintenance of the acid-alkali balance of the blood, through body fluids and tissues?" The development of answers to these questions by the massing of experimental data and the deductions made from them, all of which are summarized on the last pages, constitute the first volume. In volume II, an effort is made to apply the conclusions derived from the preceding volume to a study of the inflammatory diseases of the various organ systems,

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