Medicine: Capsules, Jan. 24, 1955

¶ Of all the major professions, dentistry is the least progressive and most naive psychologically, said Psychologist Robert Lindner (TIME, Dec. 6) in a speech to the Baltimore City Dental Society. "Adoption of a sort of half-baked chairside manner is the limit of the psychotherapy dentists undertake . . . Patients approach the dentist with more anxiety than about almost anything else. But the dentists have no technique of allaying this anxiety . . . Some articles in their dental journals sound as if there were just teeth and no patient . . ."...

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