(This Footnote to History article was printed on page 1 in the November 8, 1930 edition of The Morning Post, and is reprinted word-for-word below.)
10-YEAR BAN ON KISSING URGED TO HALVE DEATHS DUE TO TUBERCULOSIS
Paterson, Nov. 7. Ten kissless years might halve the tuberculosis death rate, Basil G. Eaves, representative of the National Tuberculosis Association, told the Paterson Tuberculosis and Health League today.
“If every man, woman and child would refrain from kissing anybody for 10 years,” he said, “it would probably result in a 50 percent decrease in the tuberculosis death rate. However, it is impracticable to expect any such sacrifice.”