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Letters to the Editors
February 1962

"NONSURGICAL TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT SYNDROME"

Arch Otolaryngol. 1962;75(2):181. doi:10.1001/archotol.1962.00740040187018

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Abstract

To the Editor: The June issue of the Archives carries a very good article on the temporomandibular joint by Drs. Schireson and Robinson except for two or three references.

In the very first paragraph, they give me credit for describing the syndrome, then in the next line quote me as describing the joint as a Class III lever. This is incorrect and I never mentioned a Class III lever in my report.

They also say I advocated opening the bite 25 years ago. I have carefully refrained from ever making this statement because it would carry me into discussions of dental procedures, which I avoid.

Finally, they conclude that their therapy is 100% effective and that all injections and surgery should be condemned.

The Editorial Board of theArchivesinvites its readers to submit letters to the Editor, which should be written in a constructive manner, such as the one

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