Kōrero: Medical research

Bombs for Bertie! Fighting tooth decay, 1950s (2 o 2)

 Bombs for Bertie! Fighting tooth decay, 1950s

This poster from the 1950s advocated consuming fruit and vegetables to kill '"Bertie" the germ' – a representation of the bacteria that cause tooth decay or dental caries. Research on dental health was another field given priority by Medical Research Council funding.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-C-DENTAL-1950s-02

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Courtesy of Ministry for Health

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Derek Dow, 'Medical research - Medical Research Council, 1937 to 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/45807/bombs-for-bertie-fighting-tooth-decay-1950s (accessed 31 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Derek Dow, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014