Medicine: Figures & Fluorides

Citizens who want to get their teeth into solid facts on effects of water fluoridation had their answer last week in a 28-page pamphlet by a statistician who has at his fingertips more figures on health and disease, life and death, than any man living: Louis Israel Dublin.

Dr. Dublin's conclusion: the case for fluoridation is watertight.

It was one of the most authoritative blows yet struck for the pro-fluoride side in the passionate U.S.-wide controversy over doctoring public drinking water. For half a century Lithuanian-born Dr. Dublin, 74, has been translating statistics into weapons for the war against disease. From 1909 to...

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