Medicine: World's Worst Cooks

Irish housewives bridled last week as gossips repeated to them a doctor's scorn: "You will not in the length and breadth of the world fine worse cooking than in Ireland or a worse lot of housekeepers."

The Women's National Health Assn. had asked Dr. Louis Cassidy to talk at their recent meeting in Dublin, and such was his arraignment. He added: "The more you ponder, the more you come to the conclusion that many of the troubles of this country can be directly traced to two facts—there is too much tea and baker's bread consumed and vegetables are hardly thought of."

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