Medicine: Italian Adenoids

Throughout Italy last week municipal authorities were in possession of a circular letter sent them by their prefects. The prefects in their turn had received similar letters from Premier Benito Mussolini to the effect that there must be no more adenoids in the realm.

Adenoids are an overgrowth of the glandular tissue above the soft palate and back of the nasal passages. They can be felt by sticking the forefinger into the adenoidal individual's mouth and hooking the first phalanx of the finger over his soft palate. The finger will come out covered...

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