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December 12, 1914

THE SECTION ON STOMATOLOGY AS A FACTOR IN THE EVOLUTION OF DENTAL AND MEDICAL SCIENCE

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(24):2106-2110. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570240024007
Abstract

Recent advancement toward more general recognition of the pathologic influence of oral affections as factors in disease has been so great that almost every thought of distinction between those who treat disorders of the teeth, and the practitioners whose ministrations are directed to the relief of such distress in other anatomic regions, or of the organism as a whole, has been swept as driftwood before a tidal wave in the common desire of a great humanitarian impulse that brooks no trammel of limitation by degrees or titles.

Surely this is an age when dreams come true, for the visions that inspired the speech and directed the pens of such men as Alkinson of New York, Garretson, Bonnwill and Flagg of Philadelphia, Allport of Chicago and their contemporaries in early years touching as they then did the very boundary limits of the heights of empiricism, are now becoming prophetic in the

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