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Mouth Infections and Their Relation to Systemic Diseases: A Review of the Literature.

JAMA. 1930;95(13):957-958. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720130053034.
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In June, 1920, the Joseph Purcell Research Memorial was established through the generosity of Mrs. Annie Leonore Purcell in memory of her husband, Mr. Joseph Purcell, who died of an obscure mouth infection. Realizing how impossible, as well as unpractical, it is for the busy professional man to keep in touch with the great quantity and varied quality of medical and dental writings on oral sepsis, a thorough and critical review of the literature has been prepared by the authors as their first contribution to the study of mouth infections in relation to systemic disease. Chapter I is historical; the next four chapters deal with the modern aspects of oral infection, the evidences and mechanism of oral focal infection and adjacent extensions of oral sepsis; Chapters VI to XIII consider mouth infections in relation to diseases of the eye, ear, skin, digestive and circulatory systems, arthritis and pediatrics; these are


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