The pigmentations of the mucous membrane of the mouth have not been sufficiently studied. In many instances I have noted that histories of reported cases, complete in other respects, were lacking in the simple statement that pigmentations of the mucous membrane of the mouth were present or absent.
The diseases of the mucous membrane of the mouth were made the subject of a symposium at the twenty-eighth annual meeting of the American Dermatological Association without the pigmentations being mentioned in any of the papers presented or in the discussion. Our knowledge of pigmentations of the buccal cavity is meager, partly because they are rare and partly because they are not sought for in patients presenting pigmentary lesions of the skin.
Dentists inform me that they often notice pigmentations of the mouth without considering their significance. It is only through the combined efforts of many observers that our knowledge of a
ANTHONY HG. THE PIGMENTATIONS OF THE MUCOUS MEMBRANE OF THE MOUTH.. JAMA. 1908;LI(20):1685–1687. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410200033001g
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