Medicine: Capsules, Jan. 23, 1956

¶ Playing wind instruments can give valuable muscle control to youngsters with mouth or teeth deformities, reports Dr. Howard E. Kessler of Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in Dental Surgery. Such therapy gives the child frequent muscle-control practice, helps correct his deformity. Sample musical prescriptions: a child with a protruded jaw should play the saxophone or clarinet, a child with a retruded jaw the trumpet, cornet, bugle or trombone.

¶Three -and - a -half -month -old Daniel Patrick Benson, believed to be the first child ever born with polio in the U.S., was reported showing improvement as he posed for...

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