The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 37

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 37

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...organisms. (8) Further, apart altogether from its gastric effects, a continued production of pus in the mouth must be a source of danger in other ways. (9) The mere septic absorption from such teeth and gums must be very considerable, lasting as it does over many years. (to) The sallow look and languid feelings of which the patient complains, and which he and his physicians agree in referring to his chronic indigestion, are really the expression of this septic absorption. (11) If pus organisms are constantly being swallowed there is a risk of their infecting the tonsil over which they must pass, and hence tonsillitic, pharyngeal and Eustachian tube infection may from time to time occur. (12) Even apart from such local effects there must always be a certain risk connected with the absorption into the blood of such organisms from fungating gums around diseased teeth; and, if other conditions are favorable, there may be infection from the blood--c. g., ulcerative endocarditis, empyemata, meningitis, osteomyelitis, etc. (13) In short, while every care has been and is being taken in increasing degree to protect the public from notorious disease-producing organisms, such as typhoid or tubercle bacilli, whether in the air it breathes, the food it takes, the water it drinks; and the utmost care is even taken by habits of cleanliness or stringent surgical precautions to protect any introduction of ordinary septic organisms by the skin--the mouth alone is disregarded and the patient is left with a permanent condition of sepsis, which, did it exist in any other part of the body, would at once receive immediate attention. Regarding the influence of mouth sepsis upon the respiratory apparatus, Wadsworth says: " "From the hygienic standpoint, ...
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