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Digestive Diseases and the Teeth

Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(9):1188-1196. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-9-1188
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In a personal communication, Dr. C. H. Mayo makes a statement that "75% of human ailments come from what goes into the mouth including food and drink, and the diseases of the mouth which cause local and general disease, and focal infections which may remain a cause of disease over a long period of time." From this statement it is at once apparent how important is a study of the teeth in disease in general and in digestive diseases in particular.

CASES FOR INVESTIGATION: Out of 361 consecutive office patients (See Table III) suffering with the various ailments for which


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