Medicine: Capsules, may 17, 1954

¶ The Tobacco Industry Research Committee, set up to study the medical effects of smoking (TIME, Jan. 11), named an advisory group of seven prominent scientists and medical investigators. Provisional chairman: Dr. Clarence Cook Little of Bar Harbor, Me.

¶ Gnashing or grinding the teeth under nervous tension is "tooth doodling" to Columbia University's Dr. Lewis Fox, and, he reported, it does serious damage to both teeth and gums. His advice: learn to relax, with "lips together, teeth apart."

¶ Acute nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys) has puzzled doctors because, like rheumatic fever, it follows "strep" infections, but irregularly and in no...

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