Medicine: Jan Keeps His Own

In Hollywood, Md. five weeks ago, an eight-year-old boy named Jan Dockin was playing on the sidewalk when he fell and struck one of his upper front teeth (a permanent one) on the pavement. The tooth was knocked loose at the roots and driven up into the boy's jaw, almost out of sight. Jan's parents rushed him to a Washington, D.C. dentist, Dr. Edward J. Slattery.

Dr. Slattery had read scientific reports telling how such injured and dislocated teeth could be taken out and successfully reimplanted in their own sockets, and had done it...

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