Medicine: Heretics

Fluid milk is unfit for human consumption, says 75-year-old Dr. Horace Wendell Soper of St. Louis. As a onetime recorder of the GastroEnterological Association and chairman of A.M.A.'s section in that field, he cannot be dismissed as a crank. In 1941, after 47 years of practice, he retired, but soon returned to work because "I liked work better." He started damning fluid milk about 25 years ago, after 15 years of watching its effect in the human gut.

"Man," he wrote in his latest excoriation, "appears to be the only mammal which habitually consumes...

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