Medicine: Dentists' Nightmare

Sugar rationing may well cut down "the rampant decay of American teeth," writes Research Dentist Thomas J. Hill of Western Reserve University in Dentistry. Decay of teeth, says Hill, is a product of civilization. It increases with a people's standard of living and is almost unknown among the few isolated and primitive races on the fringes of civilization. At the end of the Civil War the average American ate only 31 Ib. of sugar yearly. By World War I consumption had risen to 85 Ib. Last year it was 114 Ib. The average American, says Hill, today has two more dental...

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