Dr. H. William Frankel

Sunday, February 06, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Dr. Frankel answers questions about fluoridation and Dental Health Week.

Gabriel Pressman hosts.

Panelists: Sue MacMahon, Ursula Mahoney, Robert Krauss, and Martin Birmingham


Explains the process of fluoridating water. Studies showing the effects of fluoridation on children and adults have not found any deleterious effects. Explanation of the objections to fluoridation, including hysteria. The "anti-scientific attitude." Comments on other doctors' concerns. The Dental societies all support fluoridation.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72033
Municipal archives id: LT6602


Martin Birmingham, H. William Frankel, Robert Krauss, Sue MacMahon, Ursula Mahoney and Gabe Pressman


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