Medicine: Kepnuk v. Eek

The Eskimos, those scientifically invaluable little people, have long been pointed to as having fine teeth simply because they shunned the mushy diet of our milk-toast civilization. Last week Columbia University Bacteriologist Theodor Rosebury, who has been to Alaska himself, disputed this standard theory of dental decay. According to his investigations, reported at a medico-dental session of the Greater New York Dental Meeting, previous theorists had been drawing the wrong conclusions from Eskimos.

Before his trip to Alaska he had observed that many rats fed on coarsely-ground raw rice and corn developed tooth...

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