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December 12, 1885

ORAL AND DENTAL SECTION OF THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS.

JAMA. 1885;V(24):661-662. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391230017006

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Abstract

So far as we have observed, the journals in different parts of the country devoted to the interests of oral and dental science and practice, give expressions of cordial approval of the present preliminary organization of the Congress, and especially of the organization of the Section of Oral and Dental Surgery. The only exception we have noticed is that of the Independent Practitioner, published at Buffalo, whose editor, in the December number, has the following singular statement: " Following this (the meeting of the Committee on Organization, in Chicago, in June last) came the announcement that the Section of Dental and Oral Surgery was, by the reorganized Committee, abolished, and that dentists would not be welcomed to the Congress, upon the ground that such medical men as had devoted their lives to the consideration of diseases of the oral cavity were not engaged in the legitimate practice of any branch

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