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November 13, 1943


Author Affiliations

New York. Assistant Professor of Periodontia, New York University College of Dentistry.

JAMA. 1943;123(11):720-721. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840460054023

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To the Editor:—  In reference to a report (The Journal, October 9, p. 341) titled "Treatment of Vincent's Angina of the Tonsil," Major C. S. Linton treats the gingival margins in the following manner: "When infection also was present about the gum margins, it was advised that the sulfathiazole tablet be moistened with a few drops of water to make a paste and this used to rub into the gum margins." In this preliminary report it is stated that the author in his search of the literature failed to find any use of sulfonamide drugs for this purpose. He also indicates that Spink in his book reports that sulfanilamides have been used in the treatment of Vincent's angina with no benefit from local administration.May I call to your attention the fact that I reported beneficial results in June 1942 (Sulfa Drugs in Local Treatment of Necrotic Gingivitis [Vincent's infection]

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