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In the same mail with Dr. Talbot's letter of invitation to prepare a paper for this meeting, came a circular from a member of our profession announcing that he had discovered a new local anesthetic, making the extraction of teeth harmless and painless; the greater part of it being devoted to testimonials from doctors and dentists who had used it; and telling how they had removed from six to twenty teeth from the mouth of one person at a time, thereby very much increasing their business; the author closing with urgent advice to all dentists to avail themselves of this great boon offered to the profession at the very low price of one dollar a bottle, or six for five dollars. During the past year I have received perhaps half a dozen similar advertisements, and nearly all of them signed by a D. D. S. Many of you have had
BENSON AM. ENEMIES OF THE HUMAN TEETH. Read in the Section on Dental and Oral Surgery, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association. JAMA. 1894;XXII(1):14–16. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420800026001c
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