Medicine: Hydroxyethylapocupreine

Although sulfanilamide and sulfapyridine work wonders in the treatment of pneumonia, they sometimes bring on a train of after-effects both irritating and dangerous, including vomiting, violent headaches, acute anemia. Last week Dr. Mark McDonough Bracken of Pittsburgh's Mellon Institute reported another "miracle drug" for treatment of pneumonia, cheaper than and just as effective as sulfanilamide and sulfapyridine, but much safer. No kin to the older drugs, tongue-tripping hydroxy-ethylapocupreine is derived from quinine, is usually swallowed in gelatin capsules. Of 500 pneumonia patients treated at Pittsburgh's Mercy Hospital, said Chief Physician William Watt...

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