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March 5, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(10):854. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950270072031

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USE OF EPINEPHRINE IN CONNECTION WITH PROCAINE IN DENTAL PROCEDURES  The Council of the New York Institute of Clinical Oral Pathology on Dec. 10, 1953 addressed the following letter to the New York Heart Association: "Our Institute is most interested to get an opinion on the use of Epinephrin in connection with Procaine as a local anaesthetic in patients with diseases of the heart and circulatory system. The opinions of heart specialists are so divergent that in the interest of the medical and dental professions this subject should be referred to a special committee for study." On Oct. 5, 1954, the New York Heart Association replied to the effect that this matter had been carefully studied by a committee and it was believed the committee's report answered the question raised. The committee report follows:

Report of Special Committee on the Use of Epinephrin in Connection with Procaine in Dental Procedures, 

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