Medicine: Feeling No Pain

The doctors have found another painkiller. In a recent issue of the British Medical Journal, Drs. W. M. Wilson and R. B. Hunter of Edinburgh described tests on a new "analgesic" called C.B. II (short for 4:4 -diphenyl -6 -morpho-linoheptan-3-one hydrochloride). It has eased pain from heart disease, sciatica, gangrene, pleurisy, other notorious pain causers. So far no serious disadvantages have shown up. Apparently the drug is not habit-forming.

There is little chance that C.B. II will prove the perfect, all-purpose painkiller—or that any such wonder drug will ever be found. Pain is a complicated and mysterious thing. It is often dangerous...

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