Medicine: Eastman, Guggenheim, Teeth

Prime Minister Mussolini of Italy last week chewed on a bitter-sweet contract and said a sour thanks. The contract bore the signatures of his Ambassador to the U. S. Giacomo De Martino, and Deputy Amedeo Perna, Italian dentist-politician, and the level script of George Eastman, Kodak & film tycoon. It sweetly gave $1,000,000 to the Italian Government to build and equip a dental clinic in Rome. At the same time it bitterly implied the rottenness and crookedness of Italian children's teeth. And it hobbled the champing Mussolini to certain stout stipulations.

Mr. Eastman...

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