WM. J. KERR, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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It is indeed an auspicious occasion which brings together the dentist and the physician. They have too long traveled independent courses to the detriment of each. The schism which led to the development of modern dentistry is so recent that most of us can recall the family doctor who practiced dentistry as a "side line." His efforts were directed chiefly toward the relief of pain in an aching tooth. When he failed in this, the ever ready forceps in his medical kit came into action. The village blacksmith was also handy with his tongs or with the punch and a
KERR WJ. WHAT THE PHYSICIAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DENTAL PROBLEMS1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:386–394. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-3-386
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(3):386-394.
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