Medicine: Cigarets & Capillaries

Camel cigarets were quick to snap up a laboratory observation and advertise: ''Smoke a Camel and notice how soon you feel your natural energy snap back'' (TIME, July 2). Last March, if advertising scouts had been on the job at the New York Academy of Medicine, or last week if they had read the Journal of the American Medical Association, they could have evolved a new cigaret-selling slogan: ''Smoke a cigaret and-keep your fingers cool. . . . Cool hands mean a warm heart."

In the Manhattan laboratory of Drs. Irving Sherwood Wright...

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