Medicine: Dentists

In Chicago last week 12,000 dentists met in conventions of the American Dental Association, American Association of Dental Colleges and Chicago Dental Society. They heard discussions on:

Cigarets. Smoke raises the mouth's temperature from 98.6° (normal) to 112°. This is not harmful, for the mouth cools quickly if the cigaret is frequently lifted away.—Dr. Dan U. Cameron, Chicago.

Hands. "Many people like a woman dentist because as a rule she hasn't got smoky hands."—Dr. Dora Hendrickson, Chicago.

Toothpicks. "Perhaps occasionally toothpicks are harmful, but no more so comparatively than razors, scissors, safety pins, matches and...

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