I am now reading The Fluoride Wars by R. Allan Freeze and Jay H. Lehr, about which I'll post in a week or so. Suffice it so say that it is an enjoyable, enlightening book about a perplexing, controversial subject.
And speaking of perplexing...
The book reports on many studies that studied the efficacy and dangers of water fluoridation, but I found this quote one of the most enigmatic and entertaining:
"These were then studies of the study that studied studies. The studies of the study that studied the study pointed out that this study that studied the studies had left some 3000 studies unstudied, and they called for a study of the studies that would study all studies and therefore not necessitate a further study of the studies as this study had done." - D. Caron, Letter to the editor, British Medical Journal, 12 October 2000, (cited by Freeze and Lehr, p. 197).
Perhaps this a was merely an example of British humor.
I usually close each daily post with a quote, but I cannot top this one.