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December 31, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(27):1566-1567. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450270018001g

In presenting this paper before this Section, I do so with a feeling that the practical side should not be lost sight of while we are eagerly searching out the scientific. Much has been written on the subject of pyorrhea alveolaris and there is a great difference of opinion still existing as to the etiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of this disease. It is not my purpose in this paper to discuss the various points above mentioned, but to give a brief outline of a method of handling these cases which has given me the most satisfactory results. It has been my experience that different cases of pyorrhea differ in their treatment. One case may yield readily to a certain treatment, while another may be very persistent in its pathologic behavior. But thoroughness in diagnosis and treatment is the key to success. In diagnosing any case, get a history of