Medicine: Coughdrops Flayed

Carotene is a yellow pigment found in carrots and some other plants. In the human liver it becomes Vitamin A, hence has been dubbed "primary Vitamin A." Scientists agree that Vitamin A is essential to growth. Because an experimental animal deprived of it is susceptible to infection, some wishful-thinking investigators have assumed that Vitamin A is also "anti-infective," have cried it up as a weapon against respiratory infections. Experiments have by no means substan tiated their claims. Researchers in Manhattan lately reported that children dosed with Vitamin A (in fish liver oils) and "primary...

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