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February 23, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(8):205. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390330009001c

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Prof. E. Fletcher Ingals, of Chicago, sends us the following regarding misplaced teeth:

Recently, in examining a patient who had for some time been troubled with nasal catarrh, I found on the floor of the left naris, four centimeters back from the nostril, a hard substance, feeling, when touched with the probe, like bone. On seizing this with forceps the patient experienced severe pain, like that caused by striking a sensitive tooth, and for several hours afterward he suffered from pain like a severe toothache.

The pain caused by touching this body was so exquisite, that it was necessary to produce complete anæsthesia before a thorough examination could be made.

Dr. R. H. Lull administered ether for me, and I then engaged the foreign body in the snare, which I use for nasal tumors, and drew it out, when it was found to be a supernumerary tooth, resembling closely the

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