Since fluoride was shown to be the answer to the caries epidemic, the idea of adding a small amount of fluoride to the drinking water was raised to put an end to Swedish tooth decay once and for all. However, the idea was met with strong opposition, where both democracy and the rights of the individual were considered threatened. One of the debaters was Nobel laureate Arvid Carlsson, who warned of bone damage. At the Biomedical Library there is the so-called Fluoride Collection, which sheds light on the debate that took place during the period 1950-1971. The Fluoride Collection is the starting point for an article worth reading (in Swedish) in the Journal Tandläkartidningen by librarian Fredrik Good.