People: Home Companion

Young Dr. Harold Aaron of Manhattan, author of a book on constipation, spent a year collecting many of the latest medical wrinkles that laymen need to know. Last week he published a cheery home companion. Good Health and Bad Medicine (McBride; $3), giving scientific advice on colds, bellyaches, feet, tooth decay, pimples, laxatives, painkillers, hair tonics.

Colds. Medical science has no preventive nor cure for the common cold, says Dr. Aaron. Only thing to do when you catch cold: go home and wait for it to blow over. Special vaccines may help break up colds, will not forestall them. Nor will Vitamin...

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