Great are the dangers of habitual constipation-leading often to autointoxication, intestinal ulcers and even cancer (TIME, Dec. 7). Great too are the dangers of laxatives, purgatives and cathartics.* On the household medicine shelf is the array of epsom salts, castor oil and compound cathartic pills or their masked coordinates. The housewife has learned from a long chain of gossips to use these whenever any of her progeny complain of stomach ache, and as a rule she is safe in their use, for the really serious stomach and intestinal...

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