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January 1, 1887


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JAMA. 1887;VIII(1):10-11. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391260010001d

I will give the history of one very interesting case. In the Missouri Dental Journal of July 15, 1882, is a paper by me upon this subject, and among other cases reported is a prospective case which presented itself last fall: A young lady of slight build, about 22 years of age, teeth not of extra quality, arch perfect, and articulation correct, except the lefterratum; read right- instead of left-side of the mouth; superior canine, which was missing. The left-central was very loose. On careful examination I found it to be caused by the absorption of the root below the cervical line, by the crown of the canine, which lay horizontally in the process with its point to the median line, entirely across the root of the central, the latter being as thoroughly absorbed as though it was a deciduous tooth.

I had decided to extract both and transplant the

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