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Volume 1, Issue 1
Spring 2005:

Tales from the Clinic

Shannon Brownlee

Cell 2 Soul. 2005 Spring; 1(1):a2

The diagnosis is gum loss, temporal-madibular joint pain and the loss of teeth in the future. The treatment is expensive orthodontics and surgery. The evidence that the treatment will prevent future disease? Nil. Medical writer Shannon Brownlee's personal account asks whether or not the medical intervention is worth the pain, the time, and the money for an uncertain outcome.

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