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Many metallic poisons which are non-corrosive in character show the limit of their exhibition in the human system by manifestations of some nature in the oral cavity. Some of the corrosive metallic poisons also show this limit in the mouth. This is especially the case with the escharotic corrosive metallic poisons. In both acute and chronic metallic poisonings are found oral manifestations; but this paper wishes to direct the attention to the oral manifestations arising from chronic metallic poisonings. There is a slight suspicion that the prolonged exhibition of arsenic, in proper doses to produce medicinal effects, may result in the death of the pulp of one or more of the teeth in the individual so treated. There is no authenticated case of this nature, but the theory of it, based upon a knowledge of the accumulative nature of arsenic, is a good one. Arsenic in its action has a
JUNKERMAN GS. ORAL MANIFESTATIONS IN METALLIC POISONINGS.Read in the Section of Oral and Dental Surgery, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892. JAMA. 1893;XX(2):35–37. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420290009001c
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