Medicine: Advice to Mothers

U.S. dentists gave three silent cheers last week for Dr. Walter C. McBride, an intrepid fellow. Dr. McBride, director of children's dentistry at the University of Michigan, spoke a heartfelt mouthful about mothers who insist on following their young into the operating room. Particularly objectionable: the mother-knows-it-hurts type; the ones who say "Johnny, spit like the dentist told you to." Mama, Dr. McBride forcibly implied, should stay the hell in the waiting room.

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