Medicine: Asthma Clues

To 13 million persons in the U. S. who suffer from hay fever, asthma and assorted allergies, came welcome news last week as two researchers offered promising clues to the treatment of these chronic ailments.

Chemical Clue. At the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Richmond, Va., 28-year-old Dr. Charles Frederick Code told of his researches on histamine. For them he was awarded the Theobald Smith award of $1,000. Histamine is an organic chemical, a product of protein decomposition. Scientists have long known that histamine is especially concentrated in...

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