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January 21, 1893

THE CONDITION OF THE DENTINE IN PULPLESS TEETH.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(3):59-62. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420300005001b

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I had promised the Secretary of this Section that I would prepare and read a paper at this meeting upon the "Condition of the Dentine in Pulpless Teeth." It was a subject upon which I had bestowed some thought, but with the literature of which I had not made myself thoroughly acquainted. I had read Prof. Miller's work on "The Microörganisms of the Human Mouth," and his communications to the various journals, notably The Dental Cosmos, but not with this special subject in mind. I had not collocated his writings on this theme, and hence had not collated them. When this had been done, I was astonished at the thorough manner in which the ground had been covered. Had I examined my subject earlier, I should not have attempted an excursion in the field, but having engaged to present this paper, I will endeavor to redeem my promise, premising that

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