Within less than three-quarters of a century the dentist has ceased to be a mere tooth-puller, and has become a man of scientific attainment in medicine as well as surgery. Perhaps never in the history of humanity have the teeth been considered so important as they are nowadays – a condition that may be seen in the fact that since 1870 the number of dentists in this country has increased from about 7,000 to probably over 30,000; that dentists have been regularly appointed in the United States army, and that in time they may also be employed in the naval service.

50 Years Ago, 1955

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25 Years Ago, 1980

Defying a presidential ban, refugees swarmed across the Florida Straits on Friday, sweltering on squalid boats while a U.S.-charted vacation vessel awaited Cuban permission to carry them in air-conditioned comfort. The Coast Guard beefed up its forces and began turning back boats that tried to leave the Florida Keys to pick up Cubans. By 6 p.m., 3,502 refugees had landed here aboard 44 boats, boosting the 3½ week total in the “Freedom Flotilla” to 50,893.

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