Point of equilibrium

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Edition V23N02 | Year 2018 | Editorial Editorial | Pages 7 to 8

Flavia Artese

“Historically, humanity alternates cycles in its relentless search for explanations in the most diverse spheres, such as arts, philosophy or science. This restlessness, which is inherent to our species, seems to be followed by a certain conflict, because of ingrained beliefs or of habits that we wish to become permanent, be it for protective reasons or for comfort, or simply to establish a point of view. When I read for the first time the transcription of the heated debate between Case, Dewey and Cryer in 1911,1-4 the subjectivity of the opinions in favor or against tooth extractions for orthodontic purposes really made an impression. This could be explained by the fragility of science at that time, but the amount of “nevers” and “always” are very clear on each side of the debacle…”



Artese F. Point of equilibrium. Dental Press J Orthod. 2018 Mar-Apr;23(2):7-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/2177-6709.23.2.007-008.edt

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