Transactions of the Illinois State Dental Society Volume . 8
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...the tooth but not the pain, lacerating the mouth and so horrifying the patient that she cannot be induced to enter another dental office for years. The father looks in the mouth, and with contempt exclaims, "You have pulled the wrong tooth!" The patient gone and the excitement over, he can't see why that tooth should come out so hard. This uncomfortable experience makes him feel the need of information, and by consulting the neglected Harris, he finds to his astonishment, that he has removed a permanent, instead of a temporary tooth, but consoles himself with the thought that the tooth would have to be extracted some time, and that he has learned a very valuable lesson. Leaving our young friend in doubt and disappointment, to solve the problem of a mistaken field of operation, we pass to me report of a middle aged man having a large practice. He is always so full of business, that his system is quite similar to a thrift-li, Bjmciu is quite similar to a 11 X, T 8 Wh tUrnS Ut his Srist with Peculiar regard for the 'When overrun with work he must attend to every call in person because there is no neighboring practitioner in whom he una -nHi/-ti-, A i i, . lguL.uimg jjmcuuujier in wnom lie has sufficient confidence to recommend a patient. This morning he has two plates to finish and must get to work early. Just fairly engaged, a well-to-do merchant enters: --" Doctor, I have a tooth that I am afraid will give me trouble, and I have called before business hours to have it attended to." "Take a seat and Til examine it." Lower molar badly decayed. "You had better have it out." "0! doctor, I can't think of losing it.' Can't you fill it?" "I might put in a silver filling." "But, ...
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