Medicine: 18,000,000 Cavities

Inductees' teeth are so bad, Major General George Lull told the American Medical Association meeting last fortnight, that if all the men with new G.I. dental plates were put cheek by jowl, there would be enough for 15 infantry divisions. (Last year alone, the Army Dental Corps drilled and filled 18,000,000 cavities.) The Dental Corps is still so hard worked that some stations have three eight-hour dental shifts a day and appointments for 4 a.m. are not uncommon.

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