Medicine: Capsules, Mar. 5, 1956

¶ When Eileen Sue Van Lopik, 2, of Grand Rapids was found last November to have acute leukemia, doctors examined her identical twin Kathleen Jo, were relieved that she seemed to have no sign of the invariably fatal disease. Last week, as the parents were told that there was no chance for Eileen Sue, they learned the worst: Kathleen Jo has leukemia. Since there is no known hereditary factor in the disease, the Van Lopiks were victims of an estimated million-to-one mischance. This week Eileen Sue died.

¶ Japanese drugstores sell virtually nothing but patent medicines, while doctors themselves dispense nearly...