Medicine: Opium for Colds

With patents on the drug combinations assured to control commercial exploitation. University of Minnesota medical authorities last week published in the Journal of the American Medical Association a treatment for colds which has proved efficacious among the students. The drugs are all derivatives of opium. Combinations of codeine with papaverine, dilaudid with papaverine and morphine with papaverine are equally effective.

Dr. Harold Sheely Diehl, who was led to the study of opium derivatives by ''the consistently good results I obtained in the treatment of my own colds with morphine," recommends the codeine papaverine...

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