Medicine: Bosom Foe

A usually mild-mannered, publicity-shunning gynecologist stepped out of character last week and lashed out at the modern U.S. preoccupation with the female bust. Anthropologists and sociologists have already tackled this question as it concerns the male. But Dr. Goodrich C. Schauffler, who teaches at the University of Oregon and practices in Portland, told a Chicago congress on gynecology and obstetrics that it has grave medical effects on the female:

"Anomalies of the breast in childhood . . . call for more attention from the physician in the present age because of accelerated trends...

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