Medicine: Parsley & Ginger

Hands & feet as clumsy as a seal's flippers are the penalty which several thousand Dutch, Jugoslavian and German girls are paying for not wanting or daring to have babies. Theirs is precisely the punishment that was inflicted upon several thousand U. S. citizens who, craving drink, drank Jamaica ginger extract (TIME, March 24, 1930 et seq.). The European girls took apiol, an oily fluid obtained from parsley flowers, as an abortifacient. Both the European apiol and the U. S. ginger extract had been adulterated by viciously shrewd manufacturers with a tricresyl...

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