Medicine: Vitamins for Drinks

Polyneuritis is a painful and sometimes paralyzing disease characterized by widespread inflammation of the nerves. It is frequently observed in persons who are chronic alcoholics. During the past five years Dr. Norman Hayhurst Jolliffe, psychiatrist for New York City's municipal hospitals, made a special study of 1,000 cases of alcoholism in the city's dingy old Bellevue Hospital. He found 22.6% of

Bellevue's drinkers afflicted with polyneuritis. These he treated by giving them Vitamin B. Last week he reported that Vitamin B treatment had been "exceedingly helpful."

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