Medicine: Dental Pain Preventer

Smart publicity poised a dentist atop the medical profession for a few days last week. It was the first time that such a thing had happened since 1846 when Dentist William Thomas Green Morton of Charlton, Mass., having successfully pulled teeth from patients under ether, persuaded a notable Boston surgeon to use that drug in a major operation. Anesthesia was again the ladder by which Columbia University's Dr. Leroy Leo Hartman mounted to last week's fame.

The publicity campaign began two months ago when Columbia University announced that Dr. Hartman had invented a tooth...

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