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December 6, 1941


Author Affiliations

New York. Associate Dean, School of Dental and Oral Surgery of Columbia University.

JAMA. 1941;117(23):2001. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820490075030

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To the Editor:—  In The Journal, September 27, the editorial on dietary healing of dental caries seems to be misleading and not in conformity with the article from which the information was secured. To quote from Science of June 27, 1941: "The dentine had a sclerotic appearance and beneath every place where the outer part of the tooth had been subjected to attack a new, thick layer of secondary dentine had been laid down...." This statement is quite different from the one made in the editorial—"the exposed tooth was found covered by a thick layer of secondary dentine more or less filling the earlier cavity."

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