Medicine: Sneezers

A Kentucky plumber's wife last week displaced a Wisconsin foster child as heroine of the nation's sneezing news. Daisy Jost, 15, of Chippewa Falls, Wis. had ceased sneezing when Mrs. Lonnie Dickson, 48, of Princeton, Ky., commenced to sneeze. Daisy held the time record (nine days); Mrs. Dickson set the frequency record (25 times a minute). While the excitement lasted friends advised all sorts of remedies—pressing the upper lip, cold baths, blowing cigaret smoke through the nose. Doctors cured both sneezers by giving them sedatives (which allowed them to sleep and gain...

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