Medicine: U for Ulcers

A sure cure for ulcers has not been found, but doctors are still looking. In the past 50 years, doctors have recommended at least 46 different kinds of diet, and 108 different drugs, vitamins, sex hormones, etc. The newest suggestion, made last week: cabbage juice.

For the past ten years, Dr. Garnett Cheney of Stanford University's School of Medicine has been studying an anti-ulcer factor he tentatively calls vitamin U (TIME, Jan. 1, 1945). Tests on patients have been encouraging; their ulcers got better when Dr. Cheney fed them on foods containing vitamin U,...

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