Medicine: Capsules, Jul. 4, 1955

¶ In the past 18 months 1,500,000 U.S. cigarette smokers have sworn off, the U.S. Bureau of the Census reported after completing a survey of the smoking population for the National Cancer Institute. Still smoking: 38 million, most of whom run through 10 to 20 cigarettes a day.

¶ One in every ten members of the U.S. Army and Air Force has the wrong blood type marked on his identification tag, a group of doctors reported in the U.S. Armed Forces Medical Journal. Chief causes: rapid or careless testing, clerical errors. Chief danger: death from transfusion...

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