Medicine: Eyes & Dyes

In the Department of Agriculture's "chamber of horrors" last month Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt discovered two photographs, pressed them to her breast crying, "I cannot bear to look at them" (TIME, Nov. 20). The photographs were of a woman who had got some "Lash-Lure," an eyebrow & eyelash dye, in her eyes. Last fortnight the Journal of the American Medical Association reported 17 such victims of the latest U. S. beauty fad, one of them facing total blindness. First city in the land to act was New York. Last week its Health Department banned...