Medicine: Children, Cry Again

In 1,795 newspapers last week, Sterling Drug, Inc. advertised that the emetic which spoiled some March and April batches of Fletcher's Castoria (TIME. May 17) had at last been found. Manufacture was again under way. The vomitable turned out to be chemicals called anthro-quinones, so hard to find that 20 Castoria chemists were seven weeks at it.

It might never have happened except for the sugar shortage. In a test last summer, the makers found that Castoria could be made with 20% less sugar than normally. But when they started cutting, last March, they used water" that was a little different from...

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