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THE NEED OF DENTAL INSTRUCTION IN MEDICAL SCHOOLS.

EDWARD BRANIGAN, D.D.S.
JAMA. 1898;XXX(17):979-980. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440690039002o.
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There is a great need of dental instruction in medical schools. Physicians should know more about the teeth than they now do, and when medical students are given a better knowledge of the teeth and of the many disturbances they cause, then will medical science do more for humanity than it is now doing. More than a dozen years spent in looking into the mouths of my neighbors, at the rate of hundreds of mouths a week, has revealed to my observation so many instances of improper treatment of diseases caused by the teeth, that I have long felt it my duty to protest, and I now take advantage of the opportunity given me to put my protest into the relation of experiences that have come to me so many times that I put them forth as cold facts. I shall confine myself to the narration of a few of

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