Medicine: The Dentist Suffers, Too

It hurts dentists as much as it does their patients—but in different places. Last week 18,000 dentists, attending the Greater New York Dental Meeting in Manhattan, extracted that martyrs' comfort from two medicos.

In the first place, said Dr. Herbert C. Fett, director of the department of orthopedic surgery of the Long Island College Hospital, a dentist gets flat feet and bunions from standing up too long. He is also likely to get a bad back from twisting around to peer into reluctant mouths.* Dr. Fett suggested a solution: a sort of dental loveseat built for two, with dentist and patient sitting...

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