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  • n  inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth

  • The disease is called variously Vincent's angina, trench mouth, ulcerated stomatitis, necrotic gingivitis.
  • Then a bacillus and a spirochete (and sometimes other mouth germs) work together to produce tender, bleeding gums (medical name: Vincent's stomatitis) or throat and tonsil .
  • The first Canadian case, thought at the time to be vesicular stomatitis (blistering of the mouth), broke out at a Saskatchewan farm on which a German immigrant had worked briefly .
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