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June 21, 1902

PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS AS RELATED TO DENTAL COLLEGE CURRICULA.CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS, DELIVERED BEFORE THE SECTION ON STOMATOLOGY, AT THE FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AT SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., JUNE 10-13, 1902.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(25):1617-1619. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480250011001b

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Abstract

In view of the fact that during the past two years a number of the state boards of dental examiners throughout the country have added the subject of physical diagnosis to their list of studies, which must be passed to secure a license to practice dentistry in their respective states; also, that I have for some years been impressed with the desirability and, I may say, the necessity, of adding this subject to our dental college curricula, I concluded this would be as fit a subject as any for my paper at this time.

Heretofore this subject, whenever taught at all, has received what I may term unconscious attention from various teachers; that is to say, in the regular teaching of their departments they have naturally referred to phases of physical diagnosis, but not until the past year has the subject been made a separate department and a complete course

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