Medicine: Garlic Breath

Last year Physiologist Howard Wilcox Haggard of Yale announced that onion or garlic breath "arises solely from particles retained in the structures of the mouth," could be cured instantly by chloramine, a mouthwash containing chlorine (TIME, July 1, 1935). Last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association two other investigators flatly contradicted Dr. Haggard with a report indicating that the only way to escape onion or garlic breath is to abstain from eating onions or garlic.

Professor Marion Arthur Blankenhorn and Dr. Calvus Elton Richards, both of Cincinnati's General Hospital, were...

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