Medicine: Kler on Colds

Led go! You are hurtig be!—The Elephant's Child.

Some new facts about the common cold were presented recently by Dr. Joseph Henry Kler of New Brunswick, N.J. For two years he has been studying the subject among New Brunswick and Chicago employes of Johnson & Johnson, surgical-supply house. To the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, he reported:

¶ In winter, in New Jersey, the largest number of colds started on Saturdays. The rest of the year they started on Mondays. In Chicago, all year round, almost as many colds started on Monday as on all other days combined. This had no relation...

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