Education: Doctor on Demons

Up before the District of Columbia Board of Education last week was a new health course for Washington school boys & girls. Its theme: the evils of the Demon Rum and Nicotine. Calculated to scare a youngster stiff, the course totted up an unusually extensive list of dire results of smoking and drinking—from duodenal ulcer to divorce.

One member of the board is a physician and a Gannon—Dr. James A., forthright brother of Fordham's forthright President Robert I. Gannon.*

"Bunk!" cried Dr. Gannon. "I use alcohol and tobacco moderately myself, and so do 95% of the people. It not only prolongs life but...

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