In looking over the long list of papers to which we are to listen we are again struck with the enormous importance of the modern principles of dental surgery. You will pardon me when I emphasize the importance of the special study of diseases of the oral cavity and its surroundings, for I am jealous of the reputation of this Section. It is a matter of pride to show that we have not only held our work in respect but have been followed by a conservative country, i. e., England, which at the last meeting of the British Medical Association (1904) founded the Section on Dental Surgery, putting it in its right place in relation to the sciences of medicine and surgery. As a step forward this should do much to raise the standing of the dental profession and, more important still, to impress the general public. Dental surgeons now
LATHAM VA. INDICATIONS FOR SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS IN STOMATOLOGY.CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE SECTION ON STOMATOLOGY, AT THE FIFTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, PORTLAND, ORE., JULY 11-14, 1905. JAMA. 1905;XLV(6):369–373. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510060005001a
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