Why Billy C. was benched (Dec, 1937)

This totally explains my lack of sporting ability. Damn you cavities!

Why Billy C. was benched

There he sat on the sidelines . . . all through football days. With the finest new football outfit in the neighborhood .. . with everything but a place on the eleven.

Baffled and hurt as only a twelve-year-old can be he tried desperately. But fumbled the ball. Couldn’t keep up with plays. Just couldn’t make the grade.

Then Billy’s family physician took a hand. Suspicious, he sent Billy to the dentist. The X-ray of Billy’s teeth told the story . . . showed two teeth too far gone to save and another one going . .. and showed what was making the boy a fumbler!

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  1. rsterling78 says: August 25, 200911:24 pm

    Yeah. Suboptimal dentition will doom any potential career in football. Likewise, if your nails are not properly manicured, forget about track.

  2. Firebrand38 says: August 26, 200912:04 am
  3. rsterling78 says: August 26, 20097:30 pm

    Yeah, he fumbled the ball because of endocarditis.

  4. Firebrand38 says: August 26, 20098:00 pm

    rsterling78: Yeah….too bad the other document from the Maine Coordinating School Health Programs web site had something more to the point as in

    “Recent research reports that children with dental decay may exhibit symptoms that affect their quality of life. Loss of appetite, inability to finish a meal, loss of sleep, and negative behavior patterns all improved in children after dental treatment.”

    “Poor concentration in school may relate to the lack of a good breakfast but also may indicate dental problems. Research has shown that dental problems cause students to be less attentive in class, and may also affect overall health.”

    Slightly more serious than a manicure and whether it’s endocarditis it’s still a bad thing

    But you knew that.

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