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March 26, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(13):345. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391380009002

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CASE OF BONE GRAFTING IN THE LOWER JAW.  Service of JOHN S. MARSHALL, M.D., DENTAL AND ORAL SURGEON.(Reported by A. C. BROELL, M.D., Interne.)Miss S., aged 42 years, presented herself for operation on January 26, at the Mercy Hospital. Her previous history is about as follows: Nine years ago she was suffering with a disease of the lower jaw, which was diagnosticated osteo sarcoma, by a homœopathic physician, who afterwards performed an exsection for the removal of the disease. The piece exsected extended from the first bicuspid tooth backwards to, and included one-half an inch of, the ramus. This physician also made an attempt to bring the fragments of the jaw into apposition, so that bony union might occur; no such union, however, resulted, but the jaw was so displaced that the median line of the chin was situated about one-half an inch to the

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