The compliment of having been elected as your Chairman is highly appreciated, but the pleasure is largely counteracted by my inability to return something of value to you in the form of scientific research. I have partly finished a series of investigations on the formation of bone from periosteum, and cementum from the pericementum, but press of other matters did not allow time for their completion, so their results will have to be presented on another occasion.
The symposiums on "Dental Education" and "Interstitial Gingivitis," which are to take up most of the time of this year's meeting, are especially important to us.
Much to the credit of our specialty, it may be said that the past five years have seen great advancement in teaching dentistry, as is shown for instance, by the proceedings of "The National School of Dental Technics" Advancement in the branches discussed at this school, apparently
FLETCHER MH. SECTION ON STOMATOLOGY. ADDRESS OF CHAIRMAN. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(24):1519. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610240011002
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