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Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Section:—In the presentation of this subject I make no claim to a new discovery, for the operation, is an old one and has been occasionally practiced with varying success for many years. I trust, therefore, that I shall be pardoned for introducing a subject in this presence which cannot be classed as a new operation, or an entirely new method of treatment. Methods however, are sometimes improved and I shall be content to leave to your good judgment whether the line of treatment to be presently indicated is rational and justifiable, and any improvement over the methods generally pursued.
One of the first and most important principles of surgery is the conservation of diseased organs and tissues, provided they can be restored to a healthy condition, rendered more or less useful for the purposes for which they were created, and incapable of harm to
MARSHALL JS. A PLEA FOR EXTRACTION AND REPLANTATION, AS A MEANS OF CURE IN OBSTINATE ALVEOLAR ABSCESS. Read in the Section on Oral and Dental Surgery, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892. JAMA. 1893;XX(1):5–7. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420280013001b
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