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Alma, Mich., Dec. 18, 1895.
To the Editor:
—My little daughter, aged 2 years and nine months, fell headlong down the cellar stairs and struck the two upper middle incisors on the edge of the step, extracting them as completely as if by forceps. The alveolar processes of the right tooth were fractured and the gum lacerated the entire length of the root. After the fright and the crying, which continued a half hour or more, the child was rocked to sleep in her mother's arms and placed in her buggy. We found the teeth on the cellar steps uninjured. They were placed in a normal saline solution of tepid temperature. On the arrival of an assistant with the chloroform for anesthesia, the child was sleeping quietly. Chloroform was administered without the child awakening and the teeth were placed within their sockets and pressed into position; the edge of each
Pettyjohn ES. Successful Implantation of Teeth. JAMA. 1895;XXV(26):1146. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430520032010
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