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June 16, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(24):1565-1566. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460240057009

Medical educators will be deeply interested in the symposium on dental education, presented before the Section on Stomatology at the Atlantic City meeting of the American Medical Association. This symposium deals with every phase of the subject. The paper by Dr. N. S. Davis1 has especial interest, and that the views therein, which were advanced more than four decades ago, are of more value to-day than when first expressed is shown in later discussion of the same topic by others. On perusal of these papers, it will be generally admitted that advanced education is necessary for the successful practitioner of stomatology at the present time, which is gaining ground among dentists, and the term for their science is an evidence of the advanced conception, held to-day by many dental societies, of the status of dentistry as a specialty of medicine. The dentist, as shown by this term, has ceased