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One hundred years ago: Chewing gum

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:k

The question has been raised whether there is any reason for supposing that the practice of gum chewing, so prevalent in the United States, is on the increase in this country. We have made some inquiries, and have ascertained that many young women–students, actresses, and others–appear to have acquired this disgusting habit, and are inveterate chewers. We have examined specimens …

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