J. T. O'ROURKE, B.S., D.D.S., F.C.A.D.
The question of medico-dental relations is one which has been discussed for many years. It was originally prompted by the empirical findings of those early practitioners who had observed either a favorable response to the elimination of certain oral conditions, or the damaging effects of faulty dental technology. The case reports of Benjamin Rush and his contemporaries on the benefits frequently accompanying the elimination of oral infections are well known. The period in which these early practitioners lived did not offer such opportunities for investigation as exist today, yet their frequent reports on medico-dental relations are not without value.
O'ROURKE JT. MEDICO-DENTAL RELATIONS; THE DENTIST'S VIEWPOINT1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:233–240. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-2-233
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