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In 1961, researchers at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine demonstrated the cavity-fighting ability of fluoride in drinking water, which led to the widespread fluoridation of municipal water supplies.

For other important milestones in medical knowledge and practice credited to academic medical centers, visit the “Discoveries and Innovations in Patient Care and Research Database” at

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