Medicine: Harvard Dentists

Last week nine college graduates marched into Harvard's dental school, listened to a few cheering words from Dean Leroy Miner, then went right next door into medical school. There they started courses in biochemistry, anatomy, physiology. None of them will look at a cavity for three years. So ended a one-man revolution which Dean Miner has plotted for 17 years—the merging at Harvard of dentistry with medicine.

Dean Miner and President Conant of Harvard believe that the nation's biggest medical problem,* decaying teeth, could be overcome if students were set to research on the cause of dental disease. At present, they claim,...

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