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April 30, 1892

The Diseases of the Mouth in Children,

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(18):568. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411220030015

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The author divides the non-surgical diseases of the mouth as follows: Stomatitis catarrhalis; stomatitis aphthosa; stomatitis mycosa; stomatitis ulcerosa; stomatitis gangrenosa; stomatitis crouposa-diphtheritica; stomatitis syphilitica.

The chapter on aphthous stomatitis is particularly valuable. The term has been used in such widely different senses by different writers, that a strong, authoritative definition and exposition of it, has become most desirable. Dr. Forchheimer separates this disease most clearly and satisfactorily from the other diseases of the mouth, and as his classification includes all of the non-surgical diseases of the mouth, he gives to this much abused term a definite meaning, which it has long needed.

Stomatitis ulcerosa is a disease which has long attracted the attention of pædiatricians and the exposition which it has received in this book can not fail to be most gratifying to those familiar with the subject. The clear elucidation of the earlier stages of this affection is

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