Medicine: From the Test Tubes

These drugs this week made news:

THENARDOL, a new antiseptic for which the base is common household hydrogen peroxide, can be sprayed, inhaled, given to patients allergic to sulfa drugs or penicillin. Developed by Dr. Ethan Allan Brown of Boston, thenardol is super-safe, non-allergy-causing.

SODIUM MORRHUATE, a codliver-oil derivative, has been improved for treatment of varicose veins. Injected into the affected area, the drug kills blood-vessel cells, causes scar tissue which blocks the flow of blood. Diseased veins are short-circuited; neighboring healthy veins take over the traffic.

CRYSTALLINE VITAMIN D, one gram of which equals 49 million units of vitamin D, has been perfected...

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