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Dental Legislation-Homer C. Brown, Chairman, '19, 185 E. State St., Columbus, Ohio; C. B. Gifford, Sec'y, '18, Tay. lor Bldg., Grandby St., Norfolk, Va.; A. 0. Ross, '17, 807 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio; Herbert L. Wheeler, '16, 560 Fifth Ave., New York City; Charles R. E. Koch, '15, 31 West Lake St., Chicago, Ill.
Transportation and Place of SessionsVictor H. Jackson, 40 E. 41st St., New York City; H. F. Hoffman, 321 Metropolitan Bldg., Denver, Colo.; Joseph D. Eby, 519 Grant Bldg., Atlanta, Ga.; D. C. Bacon, 31 N. State St., Chicago, Ill.; Henry Woods Weirick, 503-4 Mechanics Bldg., San Francisco, Cal; J. P. Marshall, 7401 Hazel Ave., Maplewood, St. Louis, Mo.
mission, by the Board of Trustees, be confirmed: Homer C. Brown, Columbus, Ohio, to fill the unexpired term of the late Dr. Fletcher, and Drs. George E. Hunt, Indianapolis, Indiana; Samuel H. McAfee, New Orleans, Louisiana; M. Williams, Rutland, Vermont; G. T. Williams, Seattle, Washington, and W. T. Farrer, Louisville, Kentucky, to serve for five years.
RESOLVED that reports of all Standing Committees be in the hands of the Secretary two weeks before the annual meeting
VOTED that the House of Delegates thank the local Committee on Arrangements and the Ladies' Committee for having made this meeting a success.
VOTED that the thanks of this House of Delegates be extended to the Mayor, City Officials, Chamber of Commerce and others who aided in the success of this convention.
DR. A. M. FLOOD of California spoke of the absolute harmony existing between the two California associations and also spoke in reference to the Panama Pacific Dental Congress.
UNANIMOUSLY VOTED that previous action in reference to report of Necrology Committee be reconsidered.
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VOTED that the report of the Necrology Committee be received without being read and that hereafter the reports of the Necrology Committee be published in the Bulletin.
Jan. 14, 1914, Otto U. King, Gen. Sec'y
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The Secretary reported that the Board of Trustees had elected to serve on the Educational Council of America, the following:
Educational Council of America-J. V. Conzett, Chairman, 256 Thirteenth St., Dubuque, la.; Louis Meisburger, 85 North Pearl St., Buffalo, N. Y.; Arthur R. Melendy, Holston National Bank Building, Knoxville, Tenn.; Lafayette L. Barber, 718 Spitzer Bldg., Toledo, Ohio; George N. West, 32 North State St., Chicago, Ill.
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VOTED that the action of the Board of Trustees in reference to representatives from this Association on the Educational Council of America be confirmed.
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master, Huntington, Ind..
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REPORT OF TREASURER NATIONAL DENTAL
ASSOCIATION TO JULY 2ND, 1914.
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Recepits. Balance last report.....
$ 1133 82 July 7, 1913, dues at K. (..
540 00 July 7, Kansas State dues, 1913.
327 00 July 7, Washington D. C. D. Society, dues 1913..
110 00 July 7, Oklahoma, dues 1913.
94 00 July 7, New Mexico dues 1913.
28 00 July 7, S. B. Members dues 1913.
75 00 Sept. 6, 1913, K. C. Local Com..
1144 36 Nov. 17, 1913, Wms. Donnally (Returned check).
113 32 12 50 61 60 348 30 488 60 1340 14 165 23 450 83
175 00 Jan. 3, 1914, New York State dues 1914 1235 00 July 22, 1913, S. B. dues 1913....
246 00 Sept. 12, 1913, Maryland State dues 1913 125 00 June 15, 1914, S. B. dues.
19 00 Dues received since K. C. meeting.
6 25 67 71 150 00 $12808 20 National Relief Fund.
VOTED that this House of Delegates extend a VOTE OF THANKS to the President, Officers, Committee Chairmen, etc., for their splendid work.
At this point Dr. Brown thanked the members of the House of Delegates, the various committeemen, Secretary and various officers for the co-operation which he received.
VOTED that the minutes of this meeting be approved as corrected.
As there was no further business to come before the meeting, on motion made and seconded, the House of Delegates adjourned sine die.
Remittance to Treasurer. Dues
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*Owing to the illness and death of Dr. McFadden, the treasurer's report was not balanced for publication, on January 1, 1915. However, the next issue of The Journal will contain the treasurer's completed report.-Editor.
Entered as second class mail matter, November 22, 1913, at the Post Office at Huntington, Indiana,
under the Act of August 24, 1912. Published Quarterly.
All contributions and correspondence should be addressed to the General Secretary,
OTTO U. KING, D. D. S.
Subscription to The Journal of the National Dental Association included in the annual dues.
Subscription Price, for 1915, to non-members, living in all parts of United States, Hawaiian Islands, the Philippines, Guam, Porto Rico, Cuba, Canal Zone and Mexico, $1.00. Canada, $1.10. To other foreign countries, $1.40.
The editor and publishers are not responsible for the views of authors expressed in these pages.
AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBU. portance, for he places a new re
TION TO DENTAL LITERA- sponsibility upon the dentists who TURE BY A DISTINGUISHED wilfully neglect leucoplakia and GENERAL SURGEON.
sinuses that lead from chronic in
fections about root ends. After he In this issue of the Journal is demands that all patients afflicted published an important paper by . with leucoplakia be subjected to a Joseph Colt Bloodgood, M. D., that Wassermann reaction adds that in makes special reference to the im- his practise this lesion has rarely portance of early recognition by been associated with syphilis, members of the dental profession, which is not in accordance with the of precancerous lesions appearing findings of most authors. We are about the face, mouth and jaws. informed that Dr. Bloodgood has
In the major part, this paper con- never observed cancer of the gums tains commonly accepted patholo- about the teeth unless there was a gic surgical dictum, however, the definite history of leucoplakia, a author reaches a number of new bad tooth, usually a neglected abconclusions which are of vast im- scessed tooth, a sinus or a non-extracted root. “ANY SINUS IN ments recorded, one discerns that THE REGION OF THE TOOTH the essayist holds the future of IS A VERY POTENT PRECAN- dentistry is confronted with two CEROUS LESION AND ALL supreme problems, first, preventive SUCH SINUSES SHOULD BE dentistry and second, oral patholMADE TO HEAL AT ONCE." ogic research. In our opinion both
He very properly takes the den- of these issues can more rapidly be tist to task and points out some
advanced when the investigator of the great opportunities when he has been trained both as a dentist affirms that “the majority of den- and patholigist—for it is in the tists prefer to do the higher me
separation of the scientific from chanical work, bridge work and the practical by too broad a marother procedures which require gin that allows and accounts for great skill—they do not like to many of the erroneous conclusions clean the teeth—yet more people's reached by our profession. lives will be saved by keeping peo
From the contents of this article ple's teeth clean than by doing and many similar ones appearing bridge work."
in the last few years, may we not "The preventive measures in
conclude that our profession is bedentistry are tremendous, none of ing viewed as having other aims us realize what they are, we do not
than its traditional mechanical know whether leucoplakia, pernic- problems and becoming increasingious anemia, Banti's disease, Hodg- ly corporate in its development. kin's disease and many others, all
Dr. Bloodgood has pointed out incurable diseases, do not get in
how one may recognize the early thru the teeth. How many cases
symptoms of precancerous lesions of Bright's disease that short
that appear in the mouth, and all ens the lives of many of
who wish to avoid the moral and
our great men and women
have professional responsibility of the their portal of entrance thru the possible shortening of the lives of teeth? So, this thing you dislike
such patients should thoroly study to do, cleaning the teeth, may be
this masterly contribution to denthe most important and expert
tal literature. thing you can do. The great mass of people do not receive the bene- A LITTLE JOURNEY TO THE fit of modern dentistry, medicine FORSYTH DENTAL INand surgery, because they know FIRMARY FOR CHILof the dentistry and surgery of
DREN. twenty years ago. With our present methods of public education,
J. P. BUCKLEY, Chicago. should it take twenty years to get There is nothing especially sigthe people of this country to know nificant about the names James, what preventive dentistry and sur- George, John and Thomas when gery in the early stages mean?" ordinarily considered; but when it From a close review of all state- is recalled
is recalled that these