Medicine: Dangerous Dentistry

Hours in a dentist's chair are in themselves unpleasant, but they bring a sense of security, of satisfaction that time could not be better spent. Now comes the word from Germany that these visits are the causes of new misery. Some time ago, Professor Stock, famed Berlin chemist, published an article on the dangers of using amalgam* for fillings. One Professor His then decided to study the problem in his medical clinic. He took a group of workmen who had contact with mercury in their daily occupation, a group of patients whose only contact with mercury was the fillings of their...

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