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It is not only because of its novelty that I have chosen my subject. I have chosen it, also, because it seems eminently a proper subject for presentation on an occasion like the present—an occasion whereon the practitioner of general medicine and the practitioner of dental medicine sit down together, to consider what they may do, jointly, for the welfare of mankind. The time was, in the not-distant past, when these two practitioners were sadly ignorant of one another's territory. But now the two have come together. They have familiarized themselves with one another's country. And now that they meet as allies in the cause of humanity, now that they are inquiring what they can do jointly for that cause to which their lives are devoted, it seems eminently proper to bring forward for discussion a subject which lies within the territory of both. It seems fitting on this occasion,
DEAN GS. THE SYSTEMIC FACTOR IN THE TREATMENT OF DENTAL CARIES.. JAMA. 1895;XXIV(1):14–19. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430010014001e
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