Medicine: Cigarets and Fatigue

A moot question among physicians is the physiological effect of smoking. Only definitely established fact is that cigarets do little harm to a strong, healthy heart. Last December, Dr. Harry Louis Segal of Rochester, N.Y., who teaches in the University of Rochester's medical school, announced the results of a series of careful experiments on cigarets and fatigue. Even minuscule amounts of nicotine, he said, whether smoked in cigarets or injected directly into the veins, cause fatigue in many persons.

Last January, when news of Dr. Segal's experiments reached England, the Lancet, world's most famed medical journal, promptly pounced on them. An unsigned...

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