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[In the Section on Oral Surgery, June, 1883.]
Mr. J. B. T., merchant, aged 46, of bilious temperament and fine physique, consulted Dr. A., on Feb. 10, 1883, with reference to a diseased condition of the teeth and gums and a profuse discharge of pus. Upon examination it was found that the right central incisor had been lost about five or six years previously. The teeth were very loose; those most affected were the remaining superior incisors and cuspids. The first bicuspid and first molar of the left side, the second molar of the right side, and the inferior incisors and cuspids and first molars were also affected. The diagram upon the blackboard illustrates the condition only of the anterior upper teeth, the dotted lines representing the loss of bone tissue (alveolar process) as ascertained by the use of a probe passed under the gum and following the roots of