Medicine: Be-still for Hearts

Dr. Ko Kuei Chen, who was born in Shanghai, educated at the University of Wisconsin and Johns Hopkins, and is now Eli Lilly & Co.'s director of pharmacological research, last week celebrated a new triumph. In the past he showed that the Chinese shrub Ma Huang was good, ancient medicine because the ephedrine which it contains relieves congestion in cold-ridden noses and stimulates poky hearts. He showed that toad venom was good, ancient medicine because it contains unusual concentrations of cholesterol, ergosterol, bufagin, bufotoxin and bufotenine.

Last week the able Chinese took his able...

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