Medicine: Safety First

The Medical Division of the Civil Aeronautics Administration does not claim to know any more than other doctors about the dangers of anti-histaminic "cold cures," but it is taking no chances with passenger safety. Last week it issued a warning: "Pilots using anti-histaminic drugs . . . should not operate an airplane unless they are certain that the drugs cause no side reactions, such as drowsiness and dizziness, in them as individuals . . . It would be dangerous for [susceptible] individuals to operate aircraft while taking the preparations."


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