Medicine: The Molly-Grables

The U.S. warmed up nicely last week and the heavy food-poisoning season was on. In Chicago 100 sailors and uncounted civilians were laid low, poisoned by infected rice pudding on a chain restaurant's plate lunch. In Orange, N.J. 14 pupils and teachers were knocked out by something they ate at Miss Beard's School for Girls.

Though many laymen have the philosophy of Anita Loos (in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) that "everybody in Paris has ptomaine at least once, so let's get it over with," doctors take it more seriously.† Food poisoning usually lasts...

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