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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Courtesy of Ministry for Health