Medicine: Seasoned with Salt

Most health columns in the daily press are dry-as-dust affairs in which the writer-doctor takes himself, his profession and his pen-patients with equal seriousness. An outstanding exception is the column which runs four days a week in the Providence Journal and Bulletin: never stuffy, often irreverent, it reflects the Yankee horse sense of its author, Dr. Peter Pineo Chase.

Dr. Chase's horse sense comes out, literally, in his answer to a woman who wrote in recently about chlorophyll pills as deodorants. "You should have been with me in my schooldays," he replied, "when I took my horse, Pilot, in from the field...

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