Medicine: Drug Notes, Nov. 26, 1945

New & old drugs were in the news last week:

¶ Penicillin, so plentiful last summer that manufacturers got permission to put it in tablets and capsules, was back on the priority list as production fell farther & farther behind demand. The Civilian Production Administration (successor to WPB) figures that production is already 20% short of filling current needs, will set aside 40% for hospitals until further notice.

¶ Tridione, a new synthetic drug, had a successful tryout against the petit mal (small attack) form of epilepsy. Tridione can also dull pain. Its strangest effect: to a patient under treatment with tridione, everything...

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