Medicine: Eduff?

Story has it that Columnist F.P.A. (Franklin Pierce Adams) when told that the Rockefeller Foundation had appropriated a huge sum for research on the cause & cure of the common cold, remarked: "Dat's dot eduff."*

On reading an optimistic London dispatch about a new British cold cure last week, U.S. doctors could only wonder whether the cure would be eduff or dot. The drug: patulin, a crystalline substance made, like penicillin, from mold.

In the cable summary from the latest Lancet, patulin sounded better than any cold drug yet discovered: the British Navy tried...

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