Medicine: Alaska's Good

From all accounts, a dentist in Alaska has no time for thumb-twiddling. Young Dr. Maxwell Kennedy of Nome found that the "Eskimos hound me to death" (TIME, Dec. 28). Oral Hygiene last week carried the tale of plump, 60-year-old Dr. William Franklin Good, who, until the Japs came, spent his summers practicing from a sailboat and found customers waiting on the docks from Ketchikan to Kiska.

"Just Curious." Seattle-born Dr. Good drifted into his sailboat practices because "I guess I am just curious about what's on the other side of the horizon." After his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania...

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