Medicine: The Curious Dentists

Some dentists can't see the patient for his teeth. Occasionally, says Dr. (D.D.S.) Harold G. Ray of Northwestern University, the dentist ought to forget about molars and bicuspids and take a good look at the surrounding territory. In his preoccupation with cavities, the dentist may be overlooking other points of interest (such as signs of early syphilis) that the patient ought to know about.

To encourage this inquiring spirit, Dr. Ray joined with 56 "intellectually curious dentists" last week at Baileys Harbor, Wis., for a seminar on dental medicine above the grind-and-fill level. The main idea, says Dr. Ray, is that dentists...

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