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February 7, 1885

A CASE OF VICARIOUS CATAMENIAL HÆMORRHAGE FROM THE GUMS, WITH RECESSION CESSION OF THE GINGEVAL MARGINS AND ALVEOLAR PROCESSES, THE RESULT OF AMENORRHŒA

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CHICAGO, ILL.

JAMA. 1885;IV(6):147-149. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390810007001c

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Abstract

[Read to the Section of Oral and Dental Surgery, of the American Medical Association, May, 1884.]

Miss K. W., aged 25 years, of tall, slender form and nervous temperament, has been under my professional care for the past twelve years. As a girl she enjoyed average good health; several years ago noticed a tumid condition of the margins of the gums, which were also detached from the necks of the teeth, and slightly receded, accompanied with a tendency to hæmorrhage on mastication, or when using the tooth-brush.

Upon a careful examination, could find no deposits its of salivary calculus about the necks or roots of the teeth, nor could I discover any discharge of pus. Pressure, however, upon the congested portions of the gums, caused slight hæmorrhage. The case was treated at that time by free scarification of the gingeval margins, and astringent washes. The young lady has been seen

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