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December 24, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXXI(26):1502-1503. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450260006001a

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It is my pleasure, as your chairman, to give the first greeting to the Section of Stomatology of this Association, and also to our confrères in joint session, the Colorado dentists, among whom I trust it may be the inaugural of long and beneficial intercourse. Stomatologists in fact we have long been, I am sure, but to be so recognized by title is a long step forward in the direction toward which, from year to year, those who have carried the burden of the vast amount of work necessary to this Section have labored, and is certainly worthy of general congratulation. We no longer serve under the somewhat limited, almost ambiguous term of "oral surgeons," but are hereafter to be recognized as those having understanding of the science of the mouth, a tribute complimentary to the scientific character of papers which, published side by side in the journal of this

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