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SPECIFIC TREATMENT OF NECROSIS OF THE ALVEOLI AND MAXILLÆ WITH AROMATIC SULPHURIC ACID.

W. A MILLS, D.D.S.
JAMA. 1896;XXVI(11):518-519. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430630020002g.
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I desire to bring before your attention the non-operative treatment of necrosis of the alveoli and maxillæ with aromatic sulphuric acid. I shall cite only two cases in office practice, entering as little as possible into any minute detail of their history or etiology.

Case 1.  —A lady of nervo-bilious temperament, aged 30, called to consult me about a fistulous opening situated at the right side of the superior central incisor which was discharging freely a dark-colored pus. On examination, I found the superior right central and lateral incisors and cuspid teeth dead. Patient informed me they had been so for seven years or more, and had never been treated. I diagnosed the case as necrosis superinduced by chronic abscesses. I prescribed the following: To be injected by the patient into the fistulous opening five or six times daily.1 The patient was also instructed to visit the office every

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