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To the Editor:—
In The Journal of January 4 there is a communication from Dr. J. Lewis Blass, who in Correspondence discusses the studies of Neuwirth and Klosterman on the production of lactic acid by oral micro-organisms after the introduction of concentrated carbohydrate into the mouth. Dr. Blass states: "Control experiments by these workers demonstrate that this rapid production of lactic acid in the oral cavity can be ascribed to the activity of oral micro-organisms. Thus, for the first time now there is not only a demonstration of the production of acids in the oral cavity but also a demonstration of the production of a definite acid—lactic acid."Dr. Blass mentions that Neuwirth and Klosterman (Proc. Soc. Exper. Biol. & Med.45:464 [Oct.] 1940) employed the ultramicro method for lactic acid developed by Muntz and myself, but he neglects to point out that subsequent to the development of this
Miller BF, Zoller WG. ROLE OF LACTIC ACID IN DENTAL CARIES. JAMA. 1941;116(6):532. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820060080025
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