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Self-Help Dental Care Goes Awry: Very Awry  

Author:  Fred Cohen.

Source: Volume 16, Number 05, July/August 2015 , pp.73-73(1)

Correctional Health Care Report

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There are times when you encounter an inmate’s health care claim that is seemingly so preposterous that it resembles a Saturday Night Live skit. This case is surely one of those: Suffering from an infected tooth, an inmate was handed a pair of pliers by a deputy and told to have one of his cell mates pull it out—with predictably grim consequences.

Keywords: Tooth abcess; Logan County Colorado Jail

Affiliations:  1: Journal Editor.

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