Medicine: Block That Cavity!

There is a county in the Texas Panhandle—it rejoices in the name of Deaf Smith County—where almost no one has any holes in his teeth (TIME, Nov. 10, 1941). So, a couple of years ago, reported a brave dentist named Edward Taylor who practiced there. Dentist Taylor thought that tough teeth resulted from the meat and vegetables raised on Deaf Smith soil, rich in calcium and phosphorus, and from Deaf Smith drinking water, rich in calcium and fluorine.

In the Journal of the American Dental Association last week, Dentist S. G. Harootian...

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